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Title: Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry seeks out the best of what
is to help ignite the collective imagination of
what might be. Cooperrider Whitney
Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry is a process or an
intervention into an organization to examine the
potential for creativity, innovation and change.
Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry looks at what breeds life
into the organization?. This process examines
and celebrates the good in hopes of building more
of the same.
Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry is based on 5
principles   1) The Construction Principle As
leaders of change we must be skilled at reading,
and understanding organizations as living
constructs or organisms.  
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  2) The Principle of Simultaneity The belief
that once we make an intervention or ask a
question, the change process begins. It has to
be a well thought out and focused question to
ignite the organizations creativity and find new
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  3) The Poetic Principle The metaphor here is
that human organizations are an open book. The
organizations story is a compilation of the past,
present, and future and is continually open to
interpretation just like a good piece of
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  4) The Anticipatory Principle Human
organizations are forever projecting ahead of
themselves. This projection helps bring the
future into the present. It guides the
organization forward to new heights.  
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  5) The Positive Principle The momentum for
change requires large amounts of positive affect
and social bonding. To a large extent
organizations and people change easier under an
environment of hope, inspiration and sheer joy.
And when they can collaborate with one another,
the process stays positive and innovative.  
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Appreciative Inquiry
  Appreciative Inquiry has 3 distinctive
steps   1)    The first is to do an inquiry,
question, or survey of what is going on right
now. Have folks tell their story.  
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2)   Now as a group, try to make a list of the
common themes that you heard running through each
story. Be specific. Were there ideals, values,
traditions, or an atmosphere that defined the
time when things were good. For example was it a
time when you felt empowered, or trusted, or had
the expertise, or took responsibility?
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3)  Create a provocative proposition. Using
the common themes. Example Our
organization is a learning organization that
fosters cross-fertilization of ideas, and
cultivates the pride of being a valued member of
an outstanding group of individuals. We
accelerate in learning, planning, .communicating
and leading
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