Appreciative Auditing

Article in AI Practitioner, an international journal about Appreciative Inquiry. Internal auditing can contribute to letting people explore together, by letting them break away from the daily work routine. But the results are often perceived as criticism, so people do not always cooperate because they fear being judged based on the findings of the internal audit. How does appreciative auditing differ from traditional auditing? What is the auditor’s role? How can the auditor ensure an audit becomes inspiring and forms the basis for the co-creation of improvements and upgrades? Appreciative Auditing