Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a well-established strength-based change approach with a proven track record. This article by a leading AI proponent and lean six sigma expert David Shaked outlines its key tenets and suggests that it can complement traditional lean methods, with the potential to create a more positive and sustainable context for continuous improvement. Note that a new AI resource area has been created in Resources/Lean Library (Related tab)
Most recent articles
When lecturing on the importance of the Board in determining the success of companies, the main company that I’d call upon to illustrate ‘how best to do it’ was Tesco. For years companies have been eager to hear about how Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco’s former CEO, used a balance scorecard...
The rush to apply lean thinking in almost every business sector over the past two decades has led to a significant growth of training programmes that aim to teach workers and managers the skills needed to actually apply the tools and techniques that will realise the promised benefits of lean...