“A MASSIVE thank you” says Sam Healey, Group People Experience Director..
This newly formed People Experience Team, faced with a huge wish list from the business (Countrywide), needed to define their game plan for 2016.
Sam (who heads up the team), asked Deborah Betts and Geoff Dodds to facilitate an ‘away day’ for her team to:
“Define the key areas of focus and who needs to work together on what, and how it all links together to deliver a connected service to the business”.
Keen to encourage the team to be creative and to think broadly, exploring ideas beyond their normal boundaries, we utilised big picture thinking and graphical recording techniques to help the team define their game plan.
The approach?We used an ‘orchard’ theme to enable the team to think creatively about their future focus. We tasked the team with creating...
I’m a visual person: I think, analyse, record and communicate in pictures! To me it is the most natural thing to do. But not everyone is like me. In business we need to be conscious of different learning/thinking/communication styles and this is our challenge in workshops, meetings and presentations.
Combining powerful imagery and words unleashes group creativity; encourages big picture thinking, breaks down complexity and virtually guarantees engagement!
“The language of symbols has no words but it can shout warnings, give instructions, direct traffic, and play cards. Without words it can speak in a hundred languages…all at once. Almost everyone understands it but no one speaks it." – Jan Adkins, Symbols: A Silent Language
Explaining the concept…
Visual thinking and graphical recording is not just abo...