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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a methodology that shifts the focus from “fixing” the organization to “discovering” its positive qualities and possibilities. Using AI, we reframe thinking and tap into sustainable momentum for the future, all grounded in past successes of the organization. Building on these common threads, we help organizations move toward their new vision by surfacing and focusing on initiatives that yield even more success. This creates new energy and hope to tackle even greater challenges.

We then use systems thinking techniques to assess the processes and business structure that must be changed or improved to ensure initiatives for the future become reality. Systems thinking helps identify the numerous parts and factors impacted and modify key interdependent leverage points. This can include designing organization structures and processes as well as optimizing current ones.

A final step in the process is creating a detailed project plan for implementation where we outline all the change management interventions necessary. This is a critical phase. Recent studies show that over 70% of improvement efforts fail during implementation! By incorporating this blended approach, we ensure successful implementation by developing organizational hope and confidence.

The Lieder Consulting Group offers the following products and services:

Ø      Appreciative Inquiry leadership summits

Ø      Focusing and launching initiatives using systems thinking

Ø      Dynamic modeling and simulation

Ø      Change management planning and implementation services

Ø      Training and development in:

o       Appreciative Inquiry

o       Process Design and Redesign

o       Systems Thinking

o       Dynamic Modeling and Simulation

o       Culture Change

o       Planning and Implementation Management