#Engage people, increase #understanding and improve #communication by embedding #visualthinking into the way your #organisation works

If a picture speaks a thousand words, just imagine how enabling your people to think visually can help improve communication and creativity in your organisation! Helping your people to communicate more effectively and share ideas more easily can be a key method of increasing creativity and productivity in your organisation. Put simply, the quicker yourContinue reading “#Engage people, increase #understanding and improve #communication by embedding #visualthinking into the way your #organisation works”

Visual thinking: a key element of the people engagement and change process

It’s been a busy few months for Crackerjack Visual Thinking since the start of 2016! Crackerjack’s work has included: Designing and developing hand-drawn animations Designing rich pictures for clients including Westmill Foods Live scribing (graphic recording) for the NHS and Google UK Creating an interactive PDF improvement guide for one of Crackerjack’s key clients TheContinue reading “Visual thinking: a key element of the people engagement and change process”

Small details = Big Conversations #visualthinking #engagement

I’ve just completed a rich picture for a client to help them communicate some important ideas to one of their key customers. As with all of our visual thinking work, the images we create are there to facilitate the right conversations between people. To do this we ensure each element of the image serves a purposeContinue reading “Small details = Big Conversations #visualthinking #engagement”

Seeing the ‘big picture’ #visualthinking #engagement

One of Crackerjack’s clients sent through a picture of the rich picture we created of their organisations past and future journey. It was great to see it in pride of place in their office! We created the rich picture using a collaborative approach with the organisations team members, using their initial thoughts and ideas as theContinue reading “Seeing the ‘big picture’ #visualthinking #engagement”

Discussing how #visualthinking can improve organisational #engagement on the 12th October 2015 @engage4success Radio Show

I am looking forward to speaking with Jo Moffat on the Engage for Success Radio Show on Monday 12th October at 5:30pm. I’ll be discussing how visual thinking approaches can help improve engagement across organisations. Tune in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/engage-for-success

Use the power of the doodle to engage your people! #e4s #engagement #communication

This week, why not ask people in your organisation to spend 5 minutes creating a quick doodle of what they think the purpose of your organisation is. Display the completed doodles (either virtually on your intranet or on a wall in your workplace) and encourage people to have a look at them. Then start listening out forContinue reading “Use the power of the doodle to engage your people! #e4s #engagement #communication”

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”

Lesson’s from a blizzard

As I write, I’m looking out from my office window into a raging blizzard. The tree’s and building’s I can normally see have all but disappeared, the snow flying past the window obscures my vision. However, if I half close my eyes and squint, I can actually see the outline of the building’s and tree’sContinue reading “Lesson’s from a blizzard”

Graphic Recording can help engage people after your meeting or event…

In my experience, a graphic recording always creates interest and discussion when created in real-time during an event. However, in many ways the real power of graphic recording is in its ability to stimulate discussion back in the workplace after the event. Sharing a visual record of your meeting allows everyone to clearly and easily ‘see’Continue reading “Graphic Recording can help engage people after your meeting or event…”