A typical #exec team conversation when they try #drawing their new #strategic #vision out on paper! #visualthinking #engage #communicate

Helping your people engage with your organisations plans for 2017 #engage #communicate #vision

2017 seems to be just around the corner! Although many organisations financial and strategic planning years do not align with the calendar year, it’s important to remember that moving into 2017 will, for many of your people, represent a new start. Did you know that most life changing decisions (both personal and professional) are made during theContinue reading “Helping your people engage with your organisations plans for 2017 #engage #communicate #vision”

Great feedback about our #Quality #Improvement Toolkit from Oxford University Hospitals #NHS #engage #communicate

Earlier this year, Crackerjack was commissioned by Belinda Boulton (Director of Transformation for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) to design and produce an on-line interactive service improvement guide for her organisation. The ‘Oxford Quality Improvement Toolkit’ brings together numerous quality improvement tools, templates and techniques into one simple to use practical guide that isContinue reading “Great feedback about our #Quality #Improvement Toolkit from Oxford University Hospitals #NHS #engage #communicate”

The important ART of conversation #communication #engagement

Have you ever had one of those conversations that doesn’t seem to go anywhere? You may have been talking for a long time with the other people involved in your conversation but feel like none of you are really understanding what the other is trying to say. Sound familiar? Whilst most of the time this lackContinue reading “The important ART of conversation #communication #engagement”

We’ll soon be ‘revealing all’ about our busy summer here at Crackerjack! #visualthinking #communication #engagement

Hope you all had a great summer! Whilst we’ve been able to fit a few holidays in over the summer, we’ve also been busy supporting clients  in a number of different ways. Whilst we can’t yet reveal everything we’ve been doing (client confidentiality, hence the blurred images below!), we can tell that we’ve doing lots including:Continue reading “We’ll soon be ‘revealing all’ about our busy summer here at Crackerjack! #visualthinking #communication #engagement”

Sneaky Peak! #visualthinking

Just thought I’d share a few small elements of a much larger rich picture I’m creating for a client to help them communicate their new vision and engage their target audience in their work. The staring point for the rich picture was a powerpoint presentation containing outline bullet points for each element of the newContinue reading “Sneaky Peak! #visualthinking”

Quick Poll: Have you shared an idea with colleagues by drawing it? #visualthinking

It would be great if you had 30 seconds to complete the following poll to help us understand more about how people use drawing to share ideas in the workplace! Thanks for you help! John Crackerjack Visual Thinking http://www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com

Forming closer #strategic #partnerships using #visualthinking

I’m currently designing a visual rich picture for a client to use with one of their own key customers. The rich picture is visualising my clients ideas about how their customer can increase sales in a specific category in their UK-wide store network. Here’s a quick work in progress peek at one very small section of the rich picture: What’sContinue reading “Forming closer #strategic #partnerships using #visualthinking”

A pen and paper – one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available… #visualthinking

Crackerjack Visual Thinking believes that the combination of a pen and a piece of paper is one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available. The visual thinking approach is fundamentally based on using these simple tools (or their iPad style equivalents!) to create visual images that communicate ideas, facilitate discussion, engage thinking and provide aContinue reading “A pen and paper – one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available… #visualthinking”