Appreciate Inquiry is an organisational development method in which organisations focus on the positive aspects of their business to build upon and improve. As opposed to other models that focus primarily on how to improve poor performance or eliminate negative feedback, this method involves a process of questioning which areas or individuals within the organisation are doing well and why.
Appreciative Inquiry involves the following four processes, each of which is defined below: discover, dream, design, and destiny.
• Discover – involves identifying the areas or processes that work well within an organisation
• Dream – involves brainstorming and visualising which processes may work well in the future
• Design – involves prioritising processes and planning how they should be implemented
• Destiny – involves the actual implementation of the selected processes