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Creating a vision with Appreciative Inquiry

Creating a vision with Appreciative Inquiry

Developing a common vision

out of personal and organizational interest in thisproject

(facilitated by Swedish partner on January 14th, 2009 in Izmir)

 

 

Method of Appreciate Inquiry:

  • Based on system theory (“A system does only maintain as long as its elements maintain”)
  • Focus on strengths and individuals (their own stories)
  • vs. e.g. SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
  • Practicing, implementing and evaluation of facilitation

 

Appreciative Inquiry

 

Step 1: Exploring

  • Interview: Describe a (work) situation where you have been proud andsuccessful (“Flow”)
  • Discussing the situation in couples (by putting questions in a child way: What happened? How did it feel? What skills, capacities, and experience did you use? Learning?)
  • Story telling of the others flow-stories in groups à 4 to 6 
  • reveals about ability to communicate, “what is not communicated does not exist”, “it does not matter what I say but what you hear”
  • Reflections on Success Factors reveals values and what is success for the team
  • successful (going up quickly, lobbying) vs. effective (doing job in the right way) managers

Appreciative Inquiry

Interview Success factors AI

Success factors

 

Step 2: Dreaming

  • Task: close your eyes and dream about what you would like NICO_F to be in December 2010

 

Step 3: Designing

  • Visualisation of dreams in groups (e.g. NICO_F in the news)

Designing vision for AI

 

Step 4: Make it happen

 

 

Evaluation of the Method

AI Evaluation

Results of our discussion about the effectiveness of Appreciative Inquiry, facilitated by using the MeWeUs tool

Last changed by Sabrina Tschiche on 24/09/2010

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  • Network name

    NICO-F
    Network of Intercultural Communication Organizations on Facilitation

  • Your host is

    Matthias Bär

  • Created on

    16/12/2009

  • Members

    19

  • Language

    English