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Appreciative Inquiry is a powerful method for both evaluating organizations and implementing changes in ways that won’t harm the group. I’ve created an overview, along with posts for each of the ten assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry, followed by some case studies of how to apply this method.
- Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry
- #1 – In every organization, some things work well
- #2 – What we focus on becomes our reality
- #3 – Asking questions influences the group being questioned
- #4 – People are more confident moving forward when they can bring along parts of the past
- #5 – When we bring parts of the past into the future, they should be the best parts
- #6 – It is important to value differences
- #7 – Organizations are like plants. They grow toward what gives them life
- #8 – The language we use creates our reality
- #9 – In a change process, outcomes should be useful
- #10 – In a change process, all steps should be collaborative
- Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Change: A Case Study
- Dr. Jason Bybee’s use of Appreciative Inquiry in learning about how Discipleship works
- Reflections on how the Enneagram might help or could hurt
- Categorized resources for those wanting to learn more about the Enneagram
- Interviews with experts about topics related to personal growth, leadership, and congregational health.