March 16, 2013

Showing appreciation can help to motivate individuals, teams, and departments to perform at their best and to bridge the gap between an organization's espoused values and its lived values.  Appreciative Inquiry is one method for identifying and reinforcing positive and constructive actions in the workplace.  Here are two presentations outlining the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry.  

What is Appreciative Inquiry?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwGNZ63hj5k

A Quick Look at Appreciative Inquiry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8JeipOqu7po

The Staff Ombuds Office also has two new books about Appreciative Inquiry available for check out from our Library. Please see our Resources page for more information.