CHAPTER 2A Menu of Approaches to Appreciative Inquiry

Most Appreciative Inquiry processes follow the general flow of the 4-D Cycle. However, the reasons for using Appreciative Inquiry vary, as do the approaches taken and the ways in which key steps in the process are carried out. As a result, no two Appreciative Inquiry processes are ever exactly the same. Given that Appreciative Inquiry is an approach rather than a single methodology, how do you go about applying it? You do so by considering—and then answering—a series of questions. Figure 2 illustrates three broad questions that must be addressed when applying Appreciative Inquiry.


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