CHAPTER 8

Appreciative Inquiry: Humanistic Values at Work

Niels Tekke

In this chapter we will present Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a full member of the family of humanistic approaches, being both a philosophy and a method for organizational development that elevates people to a higher level of dignity, synergy, and impact.

We believe that AI can really help you as a manager to bring humanistic values to life in your daily practice. To inspire you, we will share consultancy practices of ourselves and others, applying AI in an organizational context. Doing this, we will focus on both the successes and the challenges that we encountered. Also a customer will give their view on the added value of appreciative interventions done in their organization. ...

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