In today's entry we begin a weekly discussion about Appreciative Inquiry - what is it? why is it producing such extraordinary results across such a broad spectrum of organizations? and how do we see it being implemented in Common Tables?
We are going to start this week by taking a look at the first two of the "Eight Principals of Appreciative Inquiry". This material is from the wonderful book The Power of Appreciative Inquiry by Diana Whitney and, a special friend of Common Tables, Amanda Trosten-Bloom:
Principal Number 1: The Constructionist Principal - Words Creat Worlds
- Reality, as we know it, is a subjective vs. objective state.
- It is socially created, through language and conversations.
Principal Number 2: The Simultaniety Principle - Inquiry Creates Change
- Inquiry is intervention.
- The moment we ask a question, we begin to create a change.
We'll continue our look at Appreciative Inquiry over the coming weeks. It is a topic you'll find well worth your time to follow.