Professor John Hayes of Leeds Business School, UK spread his positive message on Youtube about appreciative inquiry, a technique that focuses on what is working well in our relationships, the workplace, and life in general.
Why is appreciative inquiry relevant in collaboration?
"By viewing the world more positively we can try and identify opportunities that can be embraced," says Hayes.
Now there is an app for that. Really, you can learn about appreciative inquiry with the app, Embracing Change, created by published author and expert on appreciative inquiry, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, and developed by Polymash, Inc. Read: Embracing Change App Helps Discover Your Strengths.
My new team building exercise with Buck and Able, two fictitious characters, focuses on the pitfalls of working from home. As many of us share similar experiences, learning appreciative inquiry will surely help to focus on what works well.
Try appreciative inquiry in your organization to discover what is the best and why, and then explore the possibilities of amplifying the best, says Professor Hayes.
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