Appreciative Inquiry: Methodology, Set of Principles and Philosophy

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JC de Jong
Director, Netherlands
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. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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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.

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