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Suppose your supervisor has asked you to lead an Appreciative Inquiry process and as a first step you need to conduct some interviews with your coworkers. Do a search on “Appreciative Inquiry Questions” or “Appreciative Inquiry Interview Questions” and find two or three questions that you think would work best for interviewing your coworkers.
For your first post, list the questions that you found and the links to the Web pages where you found the questions. Explain why you chose the questions and why you think they would work well with your coworkers. Don’t just use the first two Web pages that pop up when you do your search unless you really think these links provide the best questions.
if you run across a good video that explains Appreciative Inquiry in a clear and understandable manner, please share the link with your classmates.
Module 4 – BackgroundAppreciative InquiryRequired Reading
To start off, take a look at this very short introduction to the basic concept of Appreciative Inquiry:
Hayes, J. (2009). Appreciative inquiry. Aarhus School of Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqHeujLHPkw
Now take a look at this slightly more detailed video. Pay close attention to the discussion of the “4D Model” towards the end of the video:
Kelm, J. (2011). What is Appreciative Inquiry? Appreciative Engagement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGNZ63hj5k
For a more detailed discussion about Appreciative Inquiry review this book chapter. Pay special attention to discussion starting on page 169 about the differences between Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Organizational Development approaches, as well as the section starting on page 175 about the “AI 4-D Cycle”:
Rothwell, W. (2010). Chapter 7: Appreciative inquiry. Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change (3rd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: Pfeiffer. [Ebrary]
Finally, take a close look at these two short but important articles which provide direct comparisons between Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Organizational Development techniques as well as some of the main advantages and disadvantages of Appreciative Inquiry:
Venter, J. (2010). Appreciative inquiry. Accountancy SA, 42-44. [Proquest]
Zemke, R. (1999). Don’t fix that company! Training, 36(6), 26-33. [Proquest]
For more information about Appreciative Inquiry, take a look at the optional readings below which includes an article about a real life practical use of this method and another book chapter that gives a very thorough overview of this method.
The following book is a comprehensive guide to Appreciative Inquiry:
Watkins, J. M., & Mohr, B. J. (2011). Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination (2nd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. [Ebrary]
For a detailed case study of a real-life use of Appreciative Inquiry, see the following article:
Berrisford, S. (2005). Using Appreciative Inquiry to drive change at the BBC. Strategic Communication Management, 9(3), 22-25. [ProQuest]