We’re very pleased to be able share this feedback from Steve Walton, Associate Director for Strategic Consultancy at AECOM Transportation (EMIA) in relation to 2019 Business Plan rich picture Crackerjack created earlier this year:
“Back in September 2018 AECOM’s Strategic Consultancy needed a way to visualise what we do. We wanted to find some way of explaining/demonstrating what we do, and more importantly – why we do it, to any new members of our team, whether that be Graduates, or Apprentices or even more experienced personnel coming to work for us for the first time. Business process, whilst key to growth and success, is not always the most exciting of topics to learn or be told, even when you are actively supporting progress. However we felt that something a little more dynamic was required to maximise inclusion and understanding in what we do. So we worked with John and came up with a way of selling the story of what we do and why, but in a more engaging and interesting way.
The idea behind our graphic was simple enough. It was to tell a story. The story was developed so that it aligned with the corporate objectives, and the tools we have available to us. The story forms a roadmap, explaining who we are as a team, what we are trying to achieve, our vison, our values and our clients – both current and future. The graphic provides us with the ability to demonstrate what we do, why we do it, who we do it for and the value it provides to AECOM. It helps people who maybe have not been in the business long, or even visitors to our team visualise the journey we take every day.
John’s creativity to be able to visualise process and objective was critical here. John has an ability to see things which we sometimes cant, but which are always there. His approach was not one of direction, but simply to bring our story to life through his artwork. John’s work has been recognised by the wider business, and I believe this could be the start of a positive collaboration between AECOM and Crackerjack Visual Thinking.”
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Crackerjack recently spent some time with Oxford Medical Illustration (@OMINHS) to develop six short videos for Oxford Patient Safety featuring our hand-drawn animations on the theme of ensuring elderly patients receive good hydration throughout their time in care and rehabilitation.
The benefits of good hydration are well researched and documented and the video provides an overview of the key ways in which patient hydration can be encouraged and integrated into patients daily care routines.
Hand-drawn animation provides another method of reinforcing key messages in a way that is memorable and engages the audience. To find out more, please CONTACT US.
Crackerjack is very much looking forward to graphic recording at tomorrow’s (20/6/18) Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury conference for the Children’s Trust at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Here’s a little visual I created for them in advance of the event:
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This is the exciting part of many of my projects: the initial design stage.
I’ve met with my client, understood what they want to communicate and who they want to engage with through the finalised rich picture I will produce. Now it’s time to turn the initial idea into the finished product!
Great workshop design session with my @TP_plc (Travis Perkins) client in readiness for an event next month. We met at the @SaintsRugby ground in Northampton (the venue for the event) and worked together to create a visual and interactive session that will achieve my clients objectives during and after the event. Looking forward to facilitating the event! #graphicfacilitation #engage
An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose.
The above is rather a blunt statement – but is intrinsically true.
If you have a great idea but are not able to articulate it to others or implement it by yourself, then nothing will have been gained by having an idea that could have been the ‘next big thing’!
That’s why helping people find ways of unlocking their thinking and then sharing this with others is so critical to all organisations.
In my experience, helping people visualise their thinking through sketches, diagrams and doodles (either by encouraging them to do this themselves or capturing their thinking for them) helps them focus their thinking, experiment more freely with their ideas and find ways to more easily explain their ideas to others.
The creativity of the visualisation process adds a new dynamic and energy that cannot usually be achieved through simply talking about an idea.
So, why not get your teams to visualise their thinking at your next team meeting and see what great ideas can be released from your teams heads!
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Crackerjack is pleased to share that Travis Perkins PLC (one of the building industries most popular brands and owner of 20+ trade, home improvement and DIY businesses including Wickes and Toolstation) has asked us to help them design and facilitate a key event in a major change programme and then produce a rich picture to share the ouputs from the event across the organisation.
To find out how we can help you develop and communicate your ideas (including strategies and visions) across your organisation, please CONTACT US.