COOPERRIDER AND SRIVASTVA’S APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY (AI) MODEL AND THE POWER OF POSITIVITY
Use this to encourage positive thinking and find ways to eliminate the need for constant firefighting.
The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Model was devised by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva. They argue that the ‘problem solving’ approach used by most organisations is counterproductive as it is concerned with identifying and eliminating errors. Instead of fixating on what the organisation does badly they want managers to build on what the organisation does well. This, they claim, will eliminate much of the negativity and cynicism that surrounds work today and encourage creativity and new thinking.
Currently most decisions focus on addressing ...