Half term school holidays – the perfect time to practise your drawing! #visualthinking #communicate #engage #draw

In the UK, it’s the half term holidays for many schools and many of you may be taking a few days off to spend time with your kids. Although there are many things that take up children’s attention during the holidays, (from sports activities to X-Boxes), in my experience kids still really enjoy drawing. A blankContinue reading “Half term school holidays – the perfect time to practise your drawing! #visualthinking #communicate #engage #draw”

Give your people the power to draw (a.k.a. communicate more effectively)! #visualthinking #communicate #engage #teamdevelopment

Getting people and teams to communicate effectively is one of the key challenges facing organisations of all shapes and sizes. We here at Crackerjack Visual Thinking believe that helping people to feel confident and empowered to use sketches, diagrams and drawings to communicate thoughts and ideas can create a significant cultural change in an organisation.Continue reading “Give your people the power to draw (a.k.a. communicate more effectively)! #visualthinking #communicate #engage #teamdevelopment”

Afraid to draw at work? #visualthinking #communication #drawtothink

What stops you drawing more at work? It is acknowledged that sharing information visually via sketches and diagrams can help people understand concepts more easily and drive more meaningful discussions than more traditional methods of sharing information (i.e. reports,  bullet-pointed presentations etc). Is it because you feel your own drawing skills are not up toContinue reading “Afraid to draw at work? #visualthinking #communication #drawtothink”

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

The Friday ‘Visual Thinking’ Challenge

Here’s a visual thinking challenge for you and your colleagues on a Friday afternoon: On one side of A4 paper, you have 3 minutes to draw (using only pictures) your organisations company strategy. Once you have completed the challenge, compare your drawing to your colleagues and discuss: – what analogies you’ve used and why? –Continue reading “The Friday ‘Visual Thinking’ Challenge”