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Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13 and 14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under My Resources in the TLC portal. Module 4 – BackgroundAppreciative InquiryRequired Reading

To start off, take a look at this very short introduction to the basic concept of Appreciative Inquiry:

Hayes, J. (2009). Appreciative inquiry. Aarhus School of Business https:// take a look at this slightly more detailed video. Pay close attention to the discussion of the “4D Model” towards the end of the video:

Kelm, J. (2011). What is Appreciative Inquiry? Appreciative Engagement. https:// a more detailed discussion about Appreciative Inquiry review this book chapter. Pay special attention to discussion starting on page 169 about the differences between Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Organizational Development approaches, as well as the section starting on page 175 about the “AI 4-D Cycle”:

Rothwell, W. (2010). Chapter 7: Appreciative inquiry. Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change (3rd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: Pfeiffer. [Ebrary]

Finally, take a close look at these two short but important articles which provide direct comparisons between Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Organizational Development techniques as well as some of the main advantages and disadvantages of Appreciative Inquiry:

Venter, J. (2010). Appreciative inquiry. Accountancy SA, 42-44. [Proquest]

Zemke, R. (1999). Don’t fix that company! Training, 36(6), 26-33. [Proquest]

For more information about Appreciative Inquiry, take a look at the optional readings below which includes an article about a real life practical use of this method and another book chapter that gives a very thorough overview of this method.

Optional Reading

The following book is a comprehensive guide to Appreciative Inquiry:

Watkins, J. M., & Mohr, B. J. (2011). Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination (2nd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. [Ebrary]

For a detailed case study of a real-life use of Appreciative Inquiry, see the following article:

Berrisford, S. (2005). Using Appreciative Inquiry to drive change at the BBC. Strategic Communication Management, 9(3), 22-25. [ProQuest]

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