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Appreciative Development for Sustainable Growth

From what we've done and research on improving the quality of lives among the people. We find one common pattern that occurs. That pattern at first baffle us and left us wonder why the thing we did didn't help them when it ought to. The thing is whenever we tackle on problems we view it as threats and once someone came and tell you that you can help them cope with those problems, we're raising their expectations. Once we fail to meet that expectations that has been ingrained in their minds, no matter how we give or contribute will not create that much of an effect as it ought to be. What we've learned here is to approach them with positive mindset, one that is not bound by problems. By enquiring the thing they appreciate the most about

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   From what we've done and research on improving the quality of lives among the people. We find one common pattern that occurs. That pattern at first baffle us and left us wonder why the thing we did didn't help them when it ought to. The thing is whenever we tackle on problems we view it as threats and once someone came and tell you that you can help them cope with those problems, we're raising their expectations. Once we fail to meet that expectations that has been ingrained in their minds, no matter how we give or contribute will not create that much of an effect as it ought to be. What we've learned here is to approach them with positive mindset, one that is not bound by problems. By enquiring the thing they appreciate the most about in their surroundings or the moments they experienced, and gear our solutions toward that positiveness. When we constantly communicate with someone we create better understandings and clear off any misinterpretations or expectations that might mar us from accomplishing the goals.    

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Hello Meena!!!!
Thank you for your kind feedback!!! Sure, I'm more than glad to share an example. Since I work as an engineer in Bangkok, Thailand. Here whenever we introduce our brand, people would expect so much the thing we're offering since they see us as a big dog and that would decrease our sales. When we're giving our best something seems to fall short and that's how we came to start this research on appreciative inquiry to find the key to improve the mindset of the perceivers and receivers. We conduct the research by interviewing people about their best feeling about our products or the best feeling when they sell/buy (in this case it can be the best thing that you like about your current situations....etc. the possibilities are endless) no logical questions just questions relating to emotional value. From those interviews we sort the most frequent keywords to find the most shared value that most of them like. Those top keywords will be our focus to improve, whatever solutions we are going to propose or innovate should orbit around those values. We deliver them the solutions that they already expected but add other subtle elements to enhance the quality of life.
This method also help fix the problem the UN had faced when funds were poured down into many places in needs, but still couldn't develop the place sustainably.
This area has a lot of potential and I'd be glad to help expand this art while helping as many people on the way.

PS: I'll make sure I update profile. ;) Thx.

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