Why is it exciting? Appreciative Inquiry underpins our culture here at Polymash. We belong to this professional community.
[box]Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is best defined as “the cooperative co-evolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves the discovery of what gives ‘life’ to a living system when it is most effective, alive and constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms.”[/box]
This statement describes who we are at Polymash. With our clients, we seek to discover the best of who they are and what they do. We enter into a co-creative process of bringing client content and aspirations to life. Our work product is mobile web strategies and app development, transforming static content to dynamic, with an aesthetic eye for design.
The global AI conference is held every two years. This year will be the first time in Europe, in historic Ghent, Belgium. Two years ago, it was Kathmandu, Nepal.
The conference attracts a global community of thought leaders, practitioners, business people, academics and students who share their experiences, learnings, aspirations, developments and desires in this field of Appreciative Inquiry. It is a real melting pot of people and disciplines, all of which add up to high energy and creativity to generate innovative possibilities.
The theme of the conference this year, “Towards a new economy of strengths, scaling up the power of AI” is perfectly in sych with the extraordinary shifts our world is experiencing. Increasingly, we are valuing our co-creative capacities to search for the best in people, our organizations, our structures and relationships.
We are discovering and celebrating our own power, our own voices, what we are passionate about and are willing to take responsibility for. Technologies, collaborative practices for life-giving expression are enabling the conversation and collective force for good to extend further, broader and deeper. Our sense of mutual reciprocity and interconnectedness continues to expand and amplify.
Contribution and Connection
By developing the 2012 Appreciative Inquiry Conference app, we’re proud to be contributing to a conference that will enrich those present and will be a source of sustained connection serving long into the future.