Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
«The Appreciative Inquiry» is a change management method that came to light at the end of the 1980s in the United States, then largely grew from 1990 to now to spread across five continents…
The Appreciative Inquiry focuses on successes, the achievements and the positive energy of the company, according to a precise methodology. In this sense, it is a step change from the traditional approach through problem solving which aims to remove a problem in order to search for the reasons of success in order to reach a successful state. This core success is the energising and inspiring support for the elaboration of new projects.
« Appreciate » : Value, respect, show appreciation, recognise the best around us, recognise the strengths, the successes and the potential, perceive what contributes to life (health, vitality, energy, excellence…)
« Inquiry » : Explore, discover, ask questions, study, research…
Jean Pagès « Le coaching avec la méthode Appreciative Inquiry – Conduire le changement en s’appuyant sur les réussites » Eyrolles 2014