Alternative Steps in Appreciative Inquiry
Brendan Dunphy An alternative version recently presented to me had 5 steps, the first being 'Define' i.e. set the context for the application of AI. 'Destiny' was also re-named 'Deliver'. The context was its use in a business or networking environment and I guess that may explain its re-naming, which tends to suggest it can be controlled and leads to meaningful change.
Alternate First and Last Steps
Andy Smith 'Define' is a useful first step and this is how we teach the '5-D model' in our AI facilitator trainings.
As I understand it, the final stage was originally known as 'Delivery'. Some AI practitioners switched over to 'Destiny' later.
As I understand it, more practitioners are calling it 'Delivery' again, in the UK at least. This makes it easier to communicate to a business audience!