Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Speed of Imagination

It's easy to notice her problems...
Yet, what if we imagined her capacities?
Are you ready to stop fixing your domestic staff... and start innovating their whole performance?

From the Appreciative Inquiry Commons:

In Appreciative Inquiry, the arduous task of intervention gives way to the speed of imagination and innovation; instead of negation, criticism, and spiraling diagnosis, there is discovery, dream, and design. 

Appreciative Inquiry seeks, fundamentally, to build a constructive union between a whole people and the massive entirety of what people talk about as past and present capacities. 
  • achievements
  • assets
  • unexplored potentials
  • innovations
  • strengths
  • elevated thoughts
  • opportunities
  • benchmarks
  • high point moments
  • lived values
  • traditions
  • strategic competencies
  • stories
  • expressions of wisdom
  • insights into the deeper corporate spirit or soul
  • visions of valued and possible futures

What if... instead of seeing our domestic staff members as simply problems to be
  • regimented, 
  • retrained, or 
  • removed,   
we opened the gates just ahead of them and imagined them succeeding, free range, using the full force of their whole-person capacities?  And how would you bring this positive approach onto your estate?