Liberal or Formal Appreciative Inquiry?

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Fred Schoon
Consultant, Netherlands

Liberal or Formal Appreciative Inquiry?

Great discussions all! Here is a question for you: do you use AI typically in its strict format with protocols etc., or more often in a let's say more liberal or loose format?


David J. MacCoy
Management Consultant, Canada

5D Framework and Philosophy

In my work with AI over the past 10 years, I have found it most effective when the 5D framework is used. It provides the step-by-step guidance that makes the method understandable.
However, it is the philosophy or principles that have shaped the mindset that made the initiatives valuable. Learning to use appreciative questions has been essential in facilitating dialogue and re-frame an understanding of situations in large and small groups as well as individual interaction.

Management Consultant, India

Liberal or Formal Appreciative Inquiry

I also follow the same system as David. In formal settings the 5-D process is strictly used and in loose settings, the philosophy or principles are very useful.

Fred Schoon
Consultant, Netherlands

AI Formal or Loose

David and Zeb, much appreciated your insights. Thanks.... Sign up

JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands

Liberal and Formal Appreciative Inquiry

I've been using AI for over 17 years now and started out quite rigidly using the D's. And I still do... Sign up


The Principles Underlying AI

I totally agree with Joep. I would add that really understanding the underlying principles of AI is ... Sign up

Kate Lindley Scheidegger
Consultant, Switzerland

Putting your Attention Where it Matters

I do change the format. I sometimes use the AI discovery questions in the pair interview format with... Sign up


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