It’s a great time to #review your #achievements this year and #visualise what you will #achieve in #2018

As we approach mid-November, the end of the year is looming into view rapidly. Before the Christmas period begins, it’s a great time to review what you and your team have achieved this year and also to think about what you want to achieve in 2018.

Reviewing 2017…

Graphic facilitation involvement

A great way to review the year is to take a large sheet of paper (the bigger the better!) visually map your 2017 achievements against a timeline of the year. Use drawings/cartoons/doodles in addition to words to really bring this to life. Get everyone involved – remember it’s not about creating ‘art’ but it is about creating a way for everyone to see what they’ve achieved over the course of the year.

Visualising 2018…

Looking forward to 2018, why not ask your team to each create individual images showing what they think the team needs to achieve in the coming year. You can then compare these to look for similarities and differences – and drive a great conversation that will help really focus people’s mind on the year ahead. You could then get the team to work together to produce a finalised visual version of the plan for 2018. Display this on a wall when complete and regular review your progress against this during the coming year.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us to help you create a rich picture (like those shown above) of your teams vision for 2018 (and beyond!).

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Visualising your achievements during 2012…

Next month sees the end of another year.

I’m sure that you’ve achieved a great deal during 2012 and it’s important to allow yourself to recognise this.

However, sometimes it’s not always easy to remember your own successes (and indeed learning’s) from the last year.

My suggestion is that you try visualising what you’ve done in 2012. Here’s one way of doing it:

  • Take a blank piece of paper (the bigger the better!) and use words, pictures, lines and arrows to create a picture of your past year.
  • Some people find using an analogy (e.g. a landscape or vehicle of some description) helps them structure their thinking more effectively.
  • Don’t worry about making mistakes or what your drawings look like!
  • The important thing is to get your memory’s down onto the paper in a way that makes sense to you.
  • Trust your brain to help you do this – it works most effectively when it’s not constrained by having to work in a linear list-driven manner and is able to work visually.

I hope this is helpful to you – do let me know how it works for you!!!