For-profit Business (Corporate), Government
A group of five local governmental employees were experiencing challenges in working together as a team. These challenges revolved around their cultural differences, ineffective communication, lack of individual leadership skills, and low self-esteem. The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) theory was applied by the researcher/manager to see if the AI principles could make noticeable, positive changes to this disparate group and to turn them into a healthy, fully-functioning team. As a result of this AI, there were clear changes in two of the participants and the seeds were planted to continue this appreciative experience.