Appreciative Inquiry For Change Management

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This book explores Appreciative Inquiry in depth with sections for beginners and advanced practitioners

It shows how to practically apply Appreciative Inquiry including case studies of organizations that have already integrated it into their change management practice.

Written in jargon-free language, this is an excellent resource for discovering the benefits that Appreciative Inquiry can bring to your organization and its performance. 

Highlight content of Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

  • A clear explanation of the organization as a living human system, contrasting with the commonly held view of the organization as a machine
  • Locating appreciative inquiry as a dialogic or conversation-based intervention
  • A clear explanation of ‘how to do’ appreciative inquiry based on the original 5D model
  • An explanation of working with questions
  • An explanation of working with story
  • Detailed information about appreciative coaching
  • Guidance to putting it all into practice
  • The relationship to positive psychology
  • Chapter length case-studies

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management is Recommended

  • Those looking for guidance initial guidance on how to do Appreciative Inquiry 
  • Experienced practitioners looking to deepen their practice
  • People seeking case studies of application
  • Those particularly interested in the conversation or dialogue base of Appreciative Inquiry

Reviews for Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

"Accessible and comprehensive, this book is the 'go to' guide for anyone wanting to take their first steps to understanding and applying more positive, affirming and successful approaches to change management.", Paul Neville, Chartered FCIPD, FRSA, Assistant Director, HR & Staff Engagement, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

I unequivocally recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn new ways of authentically engaging with others in business... be prepared to be challenged on fundamental assumptions that you may have about the nature of organizations, the problem-solving mindset, conversations and change itself. - Sherwood Fleming, Sherwood Fleming's Intercultural Communication Insights.

This book will change the way we talk, relate and think about change. The authors unpack the meaning and significance of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive revolution in 'conversation-based change', with powerful stories and brilliantly clear writing. It is a remarkable how-to book that perfectly blends theory, practice and life-empowering perspectives. A must read for anyone interested in leading with hope and optimism, and creating the future through the collaborative engagement of our highest human strengths. - David Cooperrider, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

This is a great book from which I've taken nuggets that will inform both my coaching and facilitation, and will be a great resource for those seeking to enable change in a positive way - Ian Pettigrew for HR Director

This is a great read for the novice AI practitioner as well as anyone interested in the power of positive change. It's more than a book on AI. It provides us with methods that are wholly relevant to today's multi-generational, inclusive and emergent world of work. - Iain Harrison, People Advisory Services, EY

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