Changing social care: an inclusive approach

Stakeholder participation - Facilitate involvement in all aspects of change

Using an appreciative approach

The appreciative inquiry (AI) framework has been found to be helpful in situations where individuals feel stuck with a particular challenge and unable to move forward. It encourages participants to think of what ‘works’ and what they do well, generating positive energy and confidence to tackle difficult issues. It can be a powerful way to change attitudes and mindsets, which is key to culture change in social care.

For an example of applying the AI framework, see Workforce involvement and participation: Case example 1.

AI is based on a five-step approach as follows:

positive core

For more informationvisit the ai-consulting website.

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