Appreciative Inquiry: Methodology, Set of Principles and Philosophy

Appreciative Inquiry
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JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands

Appreciative Inquiry: Methodology, Set of Principles and Philosophy

As a long standing practitioner in AI (since 1994/1995) I would like to say that AI is a 'both and' rather than an 'either-or' approach.
From that perspective AI can be seen as a methodology (the 4 or 5 D's), and/or a set of principles (referring to the 5 or more principle's, depending on what literature you read) and/or a philosophy on how to live our lives. Personally I go for the latter and see AI (primarily) as a way to look at the world, searching for our positive core. Interesting is that today we find more and more evidence that taking the AI approach is delivering astonishing results.


Marcia Cesar Maina

AI Approach is Sunny View

I agree and see it as the sunny part of everything; I applied it once in a meeting with social institutions at the border between Brasil, Paraguai and Argentina. All participants were amazed how good it is.

JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands

Sunny Part

I would like to ask and see if there isn't more than just the sunny part? I believe AI to focus on ... Sign up

Matil, Suriname

Valuing People in a Positive Way

@JC de Jong: I agree you, since a few years I have used this approach, without knowing that it was a... Sign up

JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands

Validating People, Assessing Strengths

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Matil, Suriname

Working Unconsciously with AI

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