appreciate means to value and to understand
things of worth. To inquire means to study,
to ask questions, to search. Thus, Appreciative
Inquiry (AI) is a collaborative search to
identify and understand the organization's
strengths, its' potentials, its' greatest
opportunities, and people's highest hopes
for the future. Appreciative Inquiry
represents a model of organizational management
that rivals the century old command-and-control
version. AI is about the "positive
core." Its about giving everyone in
the organization a voice in molding future
policy and to help with challenges that
are important to the entire group.
AI is a proven methodology that teaches
people to abandon "problem solving," and
to embrace positive change.
more information on Appreciative Inquiry
or other exciting educational opportunities,
visit the following sites: The
Taos Institute , The
Appreciative Inquiry Commons , and The
Corporation for Positive Change .