Appreciative Enquiry

Reading more on AI recently (methodology for  looking at the health of an organisation).The general philosophy of seeking what is good – positive values in an organisation and the Appreciative Inquiry cycle of Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny can be applied to a number of  other situations. Analysis for example of strengths and weaknesses of a product or application might also be better undertaken using this approach rather than classic SWOT or problem based analysis.  For instance I’m thinking of using it for some requirements gathering workshops we need to run for  TaLe. Usually this would involve a discussion of whats not working, but this could be turned around to analyse what is working and building upon this strength. So instead of looking for the values which give strength to an organisation, we could look at the aspects/ functions which give strength to an application etc.


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I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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