AI to Change Team Culture

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AI to Change Team Culture
David Taylor, UK
AI is pretty new to me too. There is one dysfunctional team in particular that I am working with that would benefit greatly from the positive culture change that AI would allow.
Again though I am fairly new to this so help and tips would be great.

Ai and Team Dynamics
Dan Corbett, Management Consultant, Canada
David, I used a facilitative approach to working with two teams where there was an issue of trust. I held separate AI sessions with both teams and had them do work on the positive core of the organization and develop aspiration statements. I then had the two groups come together and shared their work with each other on the key positive core items and their aspiration statements. There was a high degree of agreement in the two groups on the positive core and aspirations. I then had the combined groups work on the areas of agreement using the AI methodology. You might try an individual approach with each team member and look for the areas of common agreement and build their functionality on those areas. let me know if this works. Dan

Example: AI Conference
Ayssar Midani, France
I had to talk about change management for developing countries, administrations, companies, society. So I exposed the Appreciative Inquiry methodology. Insisted on the Dream Vision, and then the strategy. I have suggested some questions to all persons who were attending: What was your best time in the organization? What are the values and the positive core of this organization? How you see it within 2 or 3 years? How to reach this goal? Everyone had to answer these questions! People were very interested by the positive vision they finally had about their own organisation... They worked together during the coffee break! And went for another conference. At the end of the day, most of them said that they found this approach very interesting, even in daily life, and they would like to continue using it.

The Appreciative Mindset
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
I was very fortunate to be accredited by David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney in 2000 in Appreciative Inquiry. What I've done is taken the appreciative mindset and changed my consulting business to offer appreciative coaching, appreciative strategic planning, appreciative knowledge management. Just take what you are doing or offering and add "appreciative" as an adjective, and rework it through the 4-D steps. I actually have a 5-D version which includes 'Define' at the beginning.

The Appreciative Mindset
Zeb O. WATURUOCHA, Management Consultant, India
Gary Wong, I like your style as I have done the same thing to include appreciative relationship, appreciative parenting, and it works.


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