Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a change technique originally designed by Professor David Cooperrider, and firmly grounded in positive psychology. It is growing in popularity across sectors throughout the world.
AI is based on the principles of distributed, engaging leadership, innovation, and maximising everyone’s potential, and is an excellent toolkit for positive and sustained culture change.
AI helps to uncover the best of what is in an organisation, and to open people’s minds to how much can be achieved through planned change. It is, above all, a realistic approach to problem-solving which addresses the very real frustrations and barriers to success that can be experienced by people.
We have successfully utilised AI as a methodology for enabling organisations, Boards and wider teams to: