Appreciative Inquiry

Cooperrider, David L. and Diana Whitney. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, 2005. … Cooperrider, David L., Diana Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stavros, with Foreword by Ronald Fry. Appreciative Inquiry: Handbook for Leaders of Change. Second Edition. Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Incorporated, 2008.

Companies all too often call for low-morale surveys instead of designing rigorous inquiries into extraordinary moments of high engagement, commitment, and passionate achievement.

Human systems grow in the direction of their deepest and most frequent inquiries. What is it that you want more of in your organization?

Our experience suggests that organizational change needs to look a lot more like an inspired movement than a neatly packaged or engineered product.

Every organization has something that works right–things that give it life when it is most alive, effective, successful, and connected in healthy ways to its stakeholders and communities.

Valuing the best of “what is” leads to envisioning what might be. Envisioning involves passionate thinking, creating a positive image of a desired and preferred future. …