Appreciative inquiry with teams

Author: G R Bushe

Organization Development Journal
Date: 01/01/1998

Volume: 16
Pages: 41-50

Annotation: Executive Summary

This article describes the author’s thoughts and experiences in trying to help people have conversations that generate new, affirming and generative images. A simple process for running an appreciative inquiry with a team is described. Differences in using appreciative inquiry with new teams and ongoing teams are discussed. Four different ways to use appreciative inquiry in team-building events run by an external facilitator are described. The author goes on to discuss the role of the consultant as wordsmith in an appreciative process with teams.

Online Resources:
Gervase Bushe: Website
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