Exploring Appreciative Inquiry and Its Link to Creativity

The purpose of this project was to gain a deeper insight into Appreciative Inquiry and to understand possible connections between this philosophy of change and creativity in general and the creative process in particular.

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry and Its Link to Creativity

The purpose of this project was to gain a deeper insight into Appreciative Inquiry and to understand possible connections between this philosophy of change and creativity in general and the creative process in particular. The intention of combining a literature research with a practical application was fourfold: Firstly, this approach would provide insight into the philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and its methods and tools. Secondly, equipped with the background knowledge on creativity available to me from the creative studies program and beyond, I expected to discover some parallels and links from AI to creativity during my literature research. Thirdly, the actual application of the AI process as a novice in this field, relying on experience from the creativity area, would allow me to adapt the AI process according to my own judgment. Fourthly it would amplify my knowledge immensely to experience the whole AI process for myself. I found various commonalities between the Appreciative Inquiry and the Creative Problem solving process, ranging from their relation to change, their person focused position and their productive, constructive tenor, to more specific similarities as e.g. both covering comparable steps in their processes, like gathering data and designing certain steps to attain a goal. In sum for me these two processes go hand in hand very well, their strengths combine to a wholesome approach that is more productive and energetic than each of them alone. I found that I want to explore this combination in much more depth, as I saw great potential in taking a more optimistic view on creativity and using creative tools to bolster AI, one of the most effective know change methods today.

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry and Its Links to Creativity

The purpose of this project was to gain a deeper insight into Appreciative Inquiry and to understand possible connections between this philosophy of change and creativity in general and the creative process in particular.

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry and Its Links to Creativity

Explores appreciative inquiry (AI), a philosophy of change, and its connections to creativity in general and the creative process in particular. AI is defined as "a creative change tool that fosters a creative environment through the affirmative perspective and the focus on existing assets in the organization."--Page 6.

Appreciative Inquiry

It contains everything I would want to have as a fresh practitioner, from potential designs to sample questions and excellent Case Stories." —David Shaked, founder and CEO, Almond Insight, United Kingdom "This book serves as a complete ...

Appreciative Inquiry

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of AppreciativeInquiry offers OD and HR professionals a user-friendly resource fordiscovering how they can tap into the power of the AppreciativeInquiry (AI) process. An innovative process, AI is an effective wayto work with a company as an organic system whose success dependson a holistic approach to connect that organization's human,technical, and organizational functions. This new edition meets the challenge of making the AI processaccessible and updates three key areas of the process: thetheoretical basis, fundamental assumptions and beliefs, and thebasic processes. It includes step-by-step guidelines on how toapply AI in a variety of organizational situations and shows how itcan be used with a wide range of initiatives, such as coaching,leadership development, strategic planning, and teambuilding. "If there's one book to read on AI, this is it. It provides thecontext and rationale for this paradigm changing approach to changeat any level of system. Buy it, read it, use it and enjoy achievinggreat results and renewed energy and enthusiasm." —Barbara Sloan, director, Organizational Developmentand Learning, New York University, Langone Medical Center "Appreciative Inquiry brings the freedom and creativity of AItogether with the 'nuts and bolts' of how to actually do it all. Itcontains everything I would want to have as a fresh practitioner,from potential designs to sample questions and excellent CaseStories." —David Shaked, founder and CEO, Almond Insight, UnitedKingdom "This book serves as a complete roadmap for those interested inthe philosophy and practice of Appreciative Inquiry. The CaseStories encourage readers to find their own way on the journey byproviding examples of successful interventions." —Terry Egan, professor, Management Studies, PepperdineUniversity

Creative Learning in Higher Education

Using appreciative inquiry to explore the professional practice of a midwife lecturer. Studies in Continuing Education, 31(3), ... Exploring the teacher-student relationship in teacher education: A hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry.

Creative Learning in Higher Education

This book provides higher education faculty and administrators a scholarly resource on the most salient aspects and emerging trends in creative learning in higher education today. International contributors explore ways to foster creativity in any student, regardless of academic discipline or demographic characteristics and demonstrate that creativity is a skill all students can and should learn. Chapters analyzes how different countries and cultures implement creative learning, exploring issues of instruction, assessment, and ultimately how these practices are transforming learning. This important book helps higher education professionals understand and cultivate creative learning across disciplines in any college and university setting.

Managing Change Creativity and Innovation

Johnson, P. (2011) 'Transcending the polarity of light and shadow in Appreciative Inquiry: An appreciative exploration of practice', in M. Avital, D.L. Cooperrider and D. Zandee (eds), Generative Organization: Advances in Appreciative ...

Managing Change  Creativity and Innovation

This bestselling text brings a fresh and unique approach to managing organizational change, taking the view that change, creativity and innovation are interconnected. With new case studies and examples from across the world and extra content on innovation and technology, this engaging text provides a balance between theory and practice. The new improved online resources will offer improved support for tutors, including PowerPoint slides, a new Instructor’s Manual containing case study teaching notes and activity solutions, new MCQs, links to SAGE Video and SAGE Business Cases.

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Therefore the relationship between the 4 Ds of Appreciative Inquiry, liberation of power and establishment of life centered organization need to be explored and unpacked. Study by Whitney and Trosten- Bloom, 2010 mentioned about six ...

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Building out from the fundamental concepts of AI in Chapter Two, we take you on a journey that begins in Part One: Foundations with the basics and explores ever-deepening processes for using AI in higher education. We link AI to our own ...

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY (AI) IN HIGHER EDUCATION is a powerful resource for use in a complex world. AI, with its focus on strengths and what is working well, fosters positive and generative change. This book is a practical guide to the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry. It is full of appreciative inquiry models and processes illustrated through case studies, agendas, and real life stories. This second edition offers an Afterword that adds reflections, appreciative questions, and tools.

Creativity in Times of Constraint

The exercise begins with an appreciative enquiry about creativity; the presenter is asked questions to encourage exploration of their own creative possibilities; for example, When is your creativity alive and well in your practice?

Creativity in Times of Constraint

Contemporary practices in mental health (and social care) are increasingly characterized by approaches that overly simplify social, political, and psychological concerns. The persistence and ubiquity of models designated to tackle diagnoses through focused technologies serve to minimize the human encounter in all its relational and systemic complexity. Practice becomes a technological activity instead of one concerned with the unique creative potential in meeting with others in therapy. With the growth of privatized mental health services, many practitioners are facing a plethora of "Must Do's" that focus on measurable outcomes, with clear goals and cost effective treatments. Yet, in practice, such apparent clarity of purpose often leads to bureaucratic clutter and risk aversion instead of clearing the decks for creativity. The focus of this book is how the practitioner or therapist can navigate around current practices in order to avoid falling into the rapids of quick fix solutions, whilst staying afloat to find realistic outcomes to human dilemmas that are brought to us.

Co Creativity and Engaged Scholarship

Here, Moriggi explores the transformative potential of co-creative research methods by approaching them from a starting point of Appreciative Inquiry and an ethics of care. Taking the case of Green Care, she offers an extended ...

Co Creativity and Engaged Scholarship

This open access book explores creative and collaborative forms of research praxis within the social sustainability sciences. The term co-creativity is used in reference to both individual methods and overarching research approaches. Supported by a series of in-depth examples, the edited collection critically reviews the potential of co-creative research praxis to nurture just and transformative processes of change. Included amongst the individual chapters are first-hand accounts of such as: militant research strategies and guerrilla narrative, decolonial participative approaches, appreciative inquiry and care-ethics, deep-mapping, photo-voice, community-arts, digital participatory mapping, creative workshops and living labs. The collection considers how, through socially inclusive forms of action and reflection, such co-creative methods can be used to stimulate alternative understandings of why and how things are, and how they could be. It provides illustrations of (and problematizes) the use of co-creative methods as overtly disruptive interventions in their own right, and as a means of enriching the transformative potential of transdisciplinary and more traditional forms of social science research inquiry. The positionality of the researcher, together with the emotional and embodied dimensions of engaged scholarship, are threads which run throughout the book. So too does the question of how to communicate sustainability science research in a meaningful way.

Holistic Nursing

Nurse Healer OBJECTIVES n Describe each of the four guiding princiTheoretical ples of motivational interviewing (MI). n ... Appreciative inquiry is DEFINITIONS the study and exploration of strengths as a way to help patients and ...

Holistic Nursing

This market-leading resource in holistic nursing is published in cooperation with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Each chapter is revised and updated by contributors from the best-selling Fifth Edition, as well as new thought leaders from the field of holistic nursing. Chapters begin with Nurse Healer Objectives that are divided into theoretical, clinical, and personal subject areas, and then conclude with Directions for Future Research and Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to delve deeper into the material and reflect on what they have learned in each chapter. This text is organized by the five core values contained within the Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice: Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Care

Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Retrieved from http:IIdictionary.reference.com/browse/retaining?s=t Elleven, R. K. “Appreciative Inquiry: A Model for ... Giles, D., and Kung, S. “Using Appreciative Inquiry to Explore the Professional Practice of a Lecturer in Higher ...

Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Given the shared interest between higher education and positivepsychology in developing healthy and productive human beings, thisissue explores how this new subdiscipline of psychology cancontribute to the mission of higher education. It presents avariety of strategies for bolstering student learning anddevelopment. The authors also draw from appreciative inquiry, which, likepositive psychology, is based on studying strengths, but focuses onorganizational rather than individual performance. During a time ofdaunting challenges, positive psychology and appreciative inquirycan help to leverage higher education’s many assets tooptimize the potential of students, faculty, and staff. This is the 143rd volume of this Jossey-Bass highereducation quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vicepresidents of student affairs, deans of students, studentcounselors, and other student services professionals, NewDirections for Student Services offers guidelines andprograms for aiding students in their total development: emotional,social, physical, and intellectual.

Holistic Nursing

I Discuss how empathy is an essential comPersonal ponent ofa helping/caring relationship. ... Appreciative inquiry is DEFINITIONS the study and exploration of strengths as a way to help patients and organizations function at their best.

Holistic Nursing

This market-leading resource in holistic nursing is published in cooperation with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Each chapter is revised and updated by contributors from the best-selling Fifth Edition, as well as new thought leaders from the field of holistic nursing. Chapters begin with Nurse Healer Objectives that are divided into theoretical, clinical, and personal subject areas, and then conclude with Directions for Future Research and Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to delve deeper into the material and reflect on what they have learned in each chapter. This text is organized by the five core values contained within the Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice: Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Care

Curriculum Inquiry in South African Higher Education

approach namely Appreciative Inquiry, which unleashes a culture of creative and constructive engagement that encourages the development of collaborative learning communities in the institution. As a transformative process based on ...

Curriculum Inquiry in South African Higher Education

"At once evocative and suggestive, this exemplary book gives me hope that educators and scholars across the world will seize the opportunity to self-reflect and enlarge and enrich both their research and their practice in ways that will markedly contribute to the revitalisation of the higher learning in the twenty-first century. The urgency of the need for revitalisation of both research and practice in this domain of inquiry cannot be overstated." Prof Clifton Conrad ? University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Holistic Leadership

This chapter builds on the premise that success in leadership lies in discovering and linking the untapped energies of a living system to an organization's change agenda. It explores the concept of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and its role ...

Holistic Leadership

This book suggests that the solution to the current leadership crisis lies in leaders' self-cultivation process, emanating from their deepest values and culminating in their contribution to the common good. Traditional approaches to leadership rarely provide any permeating or systematic framework to garner a sense of higher purpose or nurture deeper moral and spiritual dimensions of leaders. Learning to be an effective leader requires a level of personal transformation on the continuum of self, spirit, and service. Synthesizing the best of contemporary approaches to leadership in a holistic manner, this book presents a unique model of leadership that is built on the sound principles of Self-Motivation, Personal Mastery, Creativity and Flow, Emotional Intelligence, Optimal Performance, Appreciative Inquiry, Authentic Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Positive Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and Wisdom Traditions of the world. This broad interdisciplinary approach is well-suited to effectively address the multifaceted issues faced by contemporary organizations and leaders. It will be of great interest to graduate business and organizational leadership students and faculty as well as corporate leaders.

Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare

Both share an emphasis on research for change, developing knowledge through an exploration of current practice, ... Where appreciative inquiry is distinct, however, is in the way that it focuses on positive aspects of practice rather ...

Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare

"This book presents theoretical and empirical research on the value of information technology in healthcare"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

Appreciative inquiry and creative problem solving in cross-functional teams. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42, 447–467. Prakash, Y., & Gupta, M. (2008). Exploring the relationship between organization structure and ...

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity is a comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the most respected psychologists, researchers and educators. This handbook serves both as a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and as an invaluable reference and current source of important information. It covers such diverse topics as the brain, education, business, and world cultures. The first section, 'Basic Concepts', is designed to introduce readers to both the history of and key concepts in the field of creativity. The next section, 'Diverse Perspectives of Creativity', contains chapters on the many ways of approaching creativity. Several of these approaches, such as the functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches, have been invented or greatly reconceptualized in the last decade. The third section, 'Contemporary Debates', highlights ongoing topics that still inspire discussion. Finally, the editors summarize and discuss important concepts from the book and look to what lies ahead.

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

Mysteries provide ample opportunity to explore appreciative stories. ... It was their mission to restore the relationships as they deemed the re-establishment of the relationship between management and organized labour as a key driver ...

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a widely recognised process for engaging people in organizational development and change management. Based on conversational practice, it is a particular way of asking questions, fostering relationships and increasing an organization's capacity for collaboration and change. It focuses on building organizations around what works, rather than trying to fix what doesn't, and acknowledges the contribution of individuals in increasing trust and organizational alignment and effectiveness. Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management studies AI in depth, identifying what makes it work and how to implement it to improve performance within the business. Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management explains the skills, perspectives and approaches needed for successful AI, and demonstrates how a practical conversational approach can be applied to organizational challenges in times of change. Case studies from organizations that have already integrated AI into their change management practice, including Nokia and BP, reveal why the processes are valuable and how to promote, create and generate such conversations in other organizations. Written in jargon-free language, this second edition now includes chapters on how positive psychology can enhance appreciative practice and appreciative coaching, making it an essential resource for anyone looking to implement AI in their organization.

Discovering the Other

Appreciative inquiry assumes that wisdom for ministry resides in the people. They are not told how to do ministry ... Assetmapping helpspeople discover the unexpected resources in their livesandconnectthem in creative wayswith others'.

Discovering the Other

What is God's mission? Simply put, says theologian and field educator Cameron Harder, God's mission is to form communities that reflect and embody the life of the Trinity. Discovering the Other is an introduction to two tools that community builders have found helpful: appreciative inquiry and asset mapping. These tools help congregations see that all of life is saturated by the sacred and give them energy to begin living as if it were so. Instead of asking, 'What's wrong?' appreciative inquiry asks, 'What's right?' Asset mapping asks, 'What resources do you have personally that we could bring to our future together?' Out of these questions can arise a sense that every congregation is rich in history, people, and resources. Ideas emerge as people, inspired by the Spirit, listen and talk to each other. The leader's task is to facilitate, coalesce, and connect ideas, to catalyze and stimulate the development of vision. The creative connections lead to programs and projects that will enrich your congregation's mission. But most importantly, in the process they will engage you with others, with their stories, their hopes, their gifts - to build community. This book looks for God, not only through the lens of such tools, but in the tools themselves. It is an effort to understand how processes like appreciative inquiry and asset mapping reflect the character and community-building style of the God whom Christians worship as Divine community.

Perspectives on Creativity

I want to be creative: Exploring the role of hedonic contingency in the positive mood—cognitive flexibility link. ... Appreciative Inquiry: A strategy for reshaping education that builds on strengths and hopes.

Perspectives on Creativity

Perspectives on Creativity: Volume 2 extends the work of the first volume and examines creativity from multiple viewpoints. The volume contains contributions from writers, therapists, artists, and scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology and French. The first section addresses the nature of creativity and highlights the role of self-discipline in the creative process. The second section asks what we can learn from studying artists and presents qualitative, phenomenological, quantitative, and archival research on both individuals and groups of artists. The third section discusses the use of creativity within the therapeutic setting, as well as the particular therapeutic needs of creative individuals. The final section of the book presents research exploring creative cognition and its relationship to mood and perception. What makes this book unique is the interdisciplinary consideration of the topic of creativity, the inclusion of works ranging from case studies to theoretical essays, making it appealing to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.

www congregationalresources org

In discussing the relationship between creativity and chaos, Petersen asserts, "Mess is the precondition of creativity. ... and predictability are not likely to be exploring new spiritual horizons, nor are they likely to be asking the ...

www congregationalresources org

An ever-increasing number of resources compete for the attention of congregational leaders. With a seemingly endless number of choices, finding the best resource on a particular topic for a specific congregation is an often daunting challenge. www.congregationalresources.org, is an invaluable companion to the groundbreaking online version of Alban Institute's and Indianapolis Center for Congregation's jointly researched and produced Congregational Resource Guide, launched in 2001 and accessed by thousands of seekers each week. The book conveniently and cogently puts the rich array of important resources into context by examining in depth, the key books, organizations, Web sites, and people that will help leaders gain an understanding of important issues facing their congregations. The book features ten overviews of important topics by widely recognized experts in their fields, including Amy Sherman on Community Ministry, Tom Fischer on Congregational Health, Lee Ramsey on Preaching, Paul Chaffee on Leadership, John Janka on Evaluation, and Jean Trumbauer on Lay Ministry. Each essay is accompanied by an annotated list of selected resources for researching further information. Helpful guides for using these valuable resources to promote and encourage congregational understanding and transformation are also included.