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Staff Team Buildings Sessions with Appreciative Inquiry Workshops will deliver outstanding results and sustainable involvement.

Executive Team building & High Performance Teamwork Development workshops sessions

 4D Appreciative Inquiry Process with expert facilitators deliver best ROI on your Team vents and Leadership interventions.

“Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is the joint and positive exploration for the best in people, groups, teams, organizations,  and the relevant world around them.

AI involves the art of asking positive inquiry questions  that strengthen and focus on the positive possibility of a workplace’s capacity to enhance it’s positive potential.


A Fun Positive Appreciative Approach Transforms Teamworking results!

Appreciative Inquiry assumes that all living systems have untapped, trapped, and unexplored inspiring accounts of positive experiences. By linking this past “positive core” and energy to your change approach to accelerate results and improve sustainability.

It’s the study of what positively works. AI has been applied across many organizations, from whole system change to Real AI team building events, to individual coaching services.

The appreciative approach has extraordinary power to unleash, energy, passion, enthusiasm and momentum for positive powerful change. It  creates conversations that awaken passion, pride and participation. When team relationships are positively grounded in passion, pride, and positivity, teams  become more cohesive, efficient and effective.

Potential Team Building Workshop Approach

Traditional team / group entertainment usually starts by looking at what isn’t  working so these team problems can be fixed. The similie, operating in this approach  is “your team is like a machine”: if all the correct parts are in the correct place and working properly, the team machine will revert to its previous “unimpaired” functioning level.

Compare this old approach to an  Appreciative Approach which begins with with DISCOVERY – A positive approach questions about what is working,  in order to uncover the prime foundations of positive team performance.

The team then plans its  future by expanding and sustaining the resources in this unique “positive core”.  The idea here is that the team is an evolving, expanding potential with  untapped possibilities.

Instead of just regaining the team’s or groups previous level of performance,  appreciative inquiry tribe transforming process aims at creating a MindShift towards a more positive, potential.

Appreciative Inquiry Team Building Interviews

Interview Process

Sample Interview protocol to begin the AI inquiry:

1) Think back to a time when you were on a successful team. Think of a time that you felt engaged, energized,  happy, fulfilled and most effective – when you were accomplished even more than you  ever imagined.

What made it such a powerful team? Tell the “story” about the events, situation,  people involved, your involvement and how the team achieved its incredible results.

2. Without being humble, what was it about you and your actions, thoughts and beliefs that contributed to the success of  your team? Describe in as much detail at possible your personal qualities and what you value about yourself that enabled the team’s success.

3) Imagine that It’s 1 year from now and your team is  functioning even more successfully than you imagined. What are you doing, how  are your team mates working together differently? What does this activity and success look like?

How  did you make it all happen?

Team members  pairs, interview each other, and then groups of 4-6 people share, compare and explore the stories.

The core themes and elements that come out of these successful times will emerge.

Through further inquiry and discussions the entire team then  DESIGNS new strategies to leverage the existing assets so day-to-day functioning and performance of the team approaches an ideal level.

The stages of an appreciative inquiry Team Events are:

  1.  DISCOVERY : Discover the best of what is
  2. DREAM: Envision what might be
  3. DESIGN :Dialogue what should  be
  4. DO : Innovate what will be.


Appreciative Inquiry Applications

The appreciative Inquiry team building process is useful in almost any kind of initiative:

  • Newly formed teams
  • Teams aiming for more effective collaboration
  • Ongoing project teams facing challenges
  • Teams needing  renewal, rejuvenation or clearer focus
  • Leadership on strategic planning outings

Appreciative inquiry team building frames your agenda from a positive perspective. ie Rather than digging into causes of conflict, an appreciative inquiry approach explores  the sources of the best cooperation.

Instead of diagnosing the problems, Appreciative Inquiry team building focuses on improving the present results by discovering the foundations of highly engaging workplaces and positive team spirit.

By looking for causes of problems low morale is reframed as a search for the root causes of greatest excitement and commitment.

Every time you expose yourself to conversation about peak experiences, you will discover a special enthusiasm, engagement, energy and rejuvenated team optimism. With a deliberate focus on strengths and positivity,

Appreciative Inquiry avoids the resistance that often emerges in problem-focused  conversations.

The Appreciative Inquiry Team Building approach ensures a positive -“play the ball and not the man” – way forward.

Contact Tony Dovale on 083-447-6300 to transform your next staff team effectiveness building workshops sessions in gauteng.