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.

Advertisements

About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
This entry was posted in innovation, knowledge, management, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s