Posted: April 14, 2011

What mights be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, strength-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundreds of countries around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning – fully engaging everyone in the organization.

By focusing on the organizations strengths, you can evolve into a true “center of excellence” while avoiding the risks and pitfalls associated with “reinventing” operational service, delivery and support. The refocus may include everything from reducing risk and long-term capital cost—by understanding what is and is not critical to the overall success of the organization—to refining and optimizing service levels through effective and efficient business solutions.

To enhance the outcomes and planning processes currently in place by using a strengths-based approach (Appreciative Inquiry). Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a highly adaptable philosophy and process for engaging people in building the organization and world that they want to work and live in. By encouraging a broad range of stakeholders, both within and outside the system to ask positive questions about peak experiences or successes, create shared meaning of the answers, and act on the responses. AI serves as a wellspring for transformational change.


  1. RRadhika Khatri says:

    Have any firms been impacted positively (ex. an increase in profit, better relationships and etc.) by adapting to appreciative inquiry and if so which ones. Supporting articles would be highly appreciated

Add your comment now using your favorite social account or Click Here To Login