“Appreciative Inquiry as a Platform for Innovation: Change at the Speed of Imagination”
Presented by Bernard Mohr - Innovation Partners International
Innovation comes in all forms… it can be innovation in products such as braking systems, in services such as K-12 education, in business models such as Twitter, in policy, such as our approach to Russia, or in how we organize, such as the Zappo’s culture of delivering happiness . Undeniably, the capability to generate and implement innovations is not only a competitive advantage in business but an essential capability for, for example, state governments wishing to reduce healthcare costs without simply throwing thousands of people off the Medicaid rolls.
Research into creativity AND systems level change suggests that both occur more easily when people are productively connected, see their past as having some value, are allowed to include their most important values, explore the world around them in engaging ways, and are given the opportunity to build on their strengths. This is the promise of Appreciative Inquiry.