3 page Appreciative Inquiry or a traditional organizational development
For this assignment, think about working at Walmart and how well this team has functioned. Think about both the positives and the negatives, and how the material from the background readings applies to what you’ve experienced. Then write a 2- to 3-page paper answering the following three questions below. Make sure to cite at least one of the required readings for each of your answers, and to cite at least two of the required readings in your paper:
Stavros, J. (2017). Appreciative inquiry brings out the best. [Books24x7 version]. Available in the Trident Online Library.
Now take a look at this video detailing the 5D model.
Stavros, J. (2017). The 5d cycle of appreciative inquiry. [Books24x7 version]. Available in the Trident Online Library.
Now 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]
Finally, read up in more detail with these more comprehensive chapters on Appreciative Inquiry. For the first of these readings, pay special attention to Table 1 and the comparison between Appreciative Inquiry and traditional Action Research (Deficit-Based) problem solving methods. For the second reading, pay special attention to the discussion of what is involved in each of the “4 D” steps: