As some of you may know, Professor Rothwell and I have been doing competency research around change since the mid-80s.
One of his doctoral candidates at Penn State interviews me on our current iteration of appreciative inquiry competency research.
I muster up courage to share strong opinions on appreciative inquiry (AI) and organization change.
One dramatic statement I make is that I believe it’s better to actually apply appreciative inquiry to change an organization than to have a workshop on appreciative inquiry. I believe experiencing it with a seasoned practitioner will allow one to learn far more real time than in a training session