Why AI Works*
Appreciative Inquiry is an invitation to interact with people like people, and not like machines. People are social. We create our identities and our knowledge in relation to one another. We are curious. We like to tell stories and listen to stories. We pass on our values, beliefs and wisdom through the stories we tell and retell. We like to learn and to use what we learn to be our best. And we delight in doing well in the eyes of those we care about and respect. Appreciative Inquiry enables leaders to create natural human organizations – knowledge rich, strength based, adaptable, appreciative, learning organizations.
* Adapted from The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change, 2nd edition, Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, 2010.