Evaluation from an Appreciative Inquiry Perspective

Evaluation from the Appreciative Inquiry perspective works from the assumption that the uncountable number of variables in any human system makes it impossible to determine the one or even several best ways to do any human process. Nor is it possible to replicate what works in one group and assume that it will work the same way in the next. Indeed, working in human systems requires a flexible, open, creative stance that embraces ambiguity and innovation. In any human interaction, each person has an experience unique to that individual and substantially different from the experience of every other person.

Appreciative Inquiry as a perspective for an evaluation process is grounded in several basic ...

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