Appreciative inquiry clearly points to heightened reward states. In this state, employees are more open-minded and creative. It reverses the unfound sense of the state of threat that leads employees often to assume, which is reactive and protective.
Throughout the employee lifecycle there are situations and opportunities that challenge the threat/reward balance. Consider the inherent threats and rewards that exist in your employee when:
- You conduct a performance appraisal.
- When you review an employee for an executive management role or senior position you desperately want to fill.
- You assign a highly critical task an employee with a high expectation on the
- How they feel and react when you tell them, “I’d like to give you some feedback”.
Through Appreciative Inquiry we create an environment that enables the ‘thriving’ of your talent pool