Appreciative Inquiry: Methodology, Set of Principles and Philosophy


 
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Appreciative Inquiry: Methodology, Set of Principles and Philosophy
JC de Jong, Director, Netherlands, SIG Leader
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....Sign up
 

 
AI Approach is Sunny View
Marcia Cesar Maina, Brazil, Member
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...Sign up
 

 
Sunny Part
JC de Jong, Director, Netherlands, SIG Leader
I would like to ask and see if there isn't more than just the sunny part?
I believe AI to focus on the strengths present in each an every one of ...Sign up
 

 
Valuing People in a Positive Way
Matil
@JC de Jong: I agree you, since a few years I have used this approach, without knowing that it was actually AI, in m...Sign up
 

 
Validating People, Assessing Strengths
JC de Jong, Director, Netherlands, SIG Leader
@A. W. Matil : Thank you for your message. Can you please give us some examples of how you 'unconsciously' worked wi...Sign up
 

 
Working Unconsciously with AI
Matil
Thank you for your reaction. These young people lacked confidence and had a low self-esteem.
I posed questions and simultaneously encouraged the...Sign up
 

 
 


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