You might recall I trailed the concept of Appreciative Inquiry in June and the work has been continuing behind the scenes to develop that further.
To recap briefly, Appreciative Inquiry works on the simple principle that we grow as individuals and teams by asking questions (and working towards finding the answers). The aim is to shift thinking towards identifying successes and strengths which provide a positive platform to build from, with a structured approach to seeking improvements and solutions.
It’s a way of turning the focus to what we want to create, grounding outcomes in past successes and the new guiding principles, as well as inspiring us all to embrace opportunities. By opening up positive discussion we hope to encourage creativity, increase buy-in and improve morale.
With that in mind a working group is being set up and my thanks to all those who have expressed an interest in getting involved, it promises to be an interesting and rewarding project.
The team are making a final call for anyone keen to take part, with the aim of finalising by the end of August. You can find out more here.
The initial focus for piloting AI will revolve around how we value each other and recognise a job well done, an essential part of the guiding principles and a great starting point for another really positive innovation.