UCTL/Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative Inquiry: described in Cooperrider & Whitey as “Taking the best of the past and stretching it into the future”.

Ref: A Positive Revolution in Change - Appreciative Inquiry David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney

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Basic definition: Wikipedia on Appreciative Inquiry

Uses 4 steps:

  1. DISCOVER: The identification of organizational processes that work well.
  2. DREAM: The envisioning of processes that would work well in the future.
  3. DESIGN: Planning and prioritizing processes that would work well.
  4. DESTINY (or DELIVER): The implementation (execution) of the proposed design.

Lots of AI sites

AI Commons - "Welcome to the "AI Commons"--a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change. This site is a resource for you and many of us--leaders of change, scholars, students, and business managers--and it is proudly hosted by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management"

NZ community site


A critique Ref: A paradox in action? A critical analysis of an appreciative inquiry. (Thesis, Suzanne Grant)

Nice bog posts

OT @ Otago

Hanna Baral's story