More than 70% of change initiatives fail, according to the Harvard Business Review. Why? Because front-line staff are not listened to, people don’t understand the reasons for the change, and they are grudging and fearing about a future vision they have had no part in creating.
Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to change that works by focusing on strengths and doing more of what works, rather than focusing on problems and who is to blame. It engages the collective wisdom of all stakeholders in deciding how to bring change about and rapidly builds trust between different areas and different levels in the organization.
If you are involved in change management or organizational development and you want to implement a more flexible appreciative and strengths-based culture within your team or organization, you need to know about the Appreciative Inquiry method for rapid, Appreciative change.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has been used in all organizational sectors around the world: by corporations such as Hewlett Packard, BAE Systems, and Experience, and by government agencies such as the US Navy and the Environmental Protect on Agency, as well as in universities and smaller businesses.
The emphasis of this engaging, hands-on course is very much on practical, hands-on learning. By the end of this course, you will be able to start using AI for organizational change, team building and individual development.