The Appreciative Inquiry approach is a very rich, powerful and sophisticated approach. It is always applicable whatever the circumstances and requires a fine understanding of its nuances and subtleties both in the posture to adopt and in the way of practicing it concretely. We often hear too quickly summed up AI to the 5D process or that AI is a positive approach to change. AI is much deeper and more powerful than a simple process and is more generative than positive. We wanted to expose the wholeness of AI by creating the 5P framework that we described in the book AI5: how to deploy the full power of Appreciative Inquiry.
Here you will find the "wholeness" of AI that we have described with the framework that we have invented of the 5Ps: Presence, Paradigm, Principles, Processes, Parts and Pieces. Because AI is both a way of doing things and also a way of being in the world.