April 20, 2010
I'm trying to put together a 45-minute session that's meant to pull together a hospital department that has not been getting along for fifteen years. Can you say "unrealistic expectations?" I'm going to use an approach I've recently learned about called "Appreciative Inquiry." I'll ask the participants a series of questions that hopefully will lead them to see what they do well together, and what taking that to the next level would look like. The last question is based on their imagining the team one year from now, positively improved: "What advice would you give yourself from the future?"