Jane Watkins

Origin of Appreciative Inquiry

About the video

In 2009 a conference called Constructing Worlds were held in Copenhagen. Jane Watkins speak about where the organization change process of Appreciative Inquiry comes from. And what impact Social Constructionism and Systemic Thinking has on the practice of Organization Development.

Jane Watkins describe the transition from deficit-based organization change as a product of Modernist thinking to the development of positive, future-focused change based on post-Modern ideas and beliefs.