A way to help with story telling – Appreciative Interviews

On our resources page we have a link a word document called Appreciative Interviews to help with telling stories. This is a technique that you could or suggest could be used in a team meeting or workshop to share success stories that doesn’t take too much time!

An introduction to the technique is as follows:-

“In less than one hour, a group of any size can generate the list of conditions that are essential for its success. You can liberate spontaneous momentum and insights for positive change from within the organization as “hidden” success stories are revealed. Positive movement is sparked by the search for what works now and by uncovering the root causes that make success possible. Groups are energized while sharing their success stories instead of the usual depressing talk about problems. Stories from the field offer social proof of local solutions, promising prototypes, and spread innovations while providing data for recognizing success patterns.”

Of course you can have these conversations without the need for the formal Appreciative Interview badge, but when you do uncover stories please write them up and send them to us at 100daysofchange-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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