Communication Strategy #6 Appreciative Inquiry

effective Communication through the art of Appreciative Inquiry

Traditional communication often focuses on what is wrong and how we can fix it. Think back to your last performance review, visit to the doctor, or your latest disagreement with a friend or spouse. Appreciative inquiry does the opposite: it focuses on what is right and how we can make it better. Many organizations have found it to be a refreshing, energizing way of approaching problems and revitalizing their people. Although we could spend a whole day talking about appreciative inquiry, this module will give you a brief taste of what AI is all about.

What you’ll learn

  • More about Communication Strategies and Appreciative Inquiry.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 36min.

Communication Strategy #6 Appreciative Inquiry

Requirements

  • A curiosity to learn!.

Traditional communication often focuses on what is wrong and how we can fix it. Think back to your last performance review, visit to the doctor, or your latest disagreement with a friend or spouse. Appreciative inquiry does the opposite: it focuses on what is right and how we can make it better. Many organizations have found it to be a refreshing, energizing way of approaching problems and revitalizing their people. Although we could spend a whole day talking about appreciative inquiry, this module will give you a brief taste of what AI is all about.

 

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a transformational change methodology grounded in theories from the disciplines of human sciences, philosophy, with a good dose of metaphysics tossed in. Those of us who practice AI refer to it as both a way of being and doing.

Appreciative Inquiry is a perspective on the world that invites us to see ourselves and the world through an appreciative or valuing eye. We are made aware that how we use language, how we ask questions, and what stories we tell shape our own and collective destinies. Foundationally, Appreciative Inquiry looks at human systems and the organizations we design as mysteries to be embraced, not problems to be solved.