1 hour to draw a global IT strategy for a CIO! #visualthinking #graphicrecording

Today I’m off to spend 1 hour with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Interflora’s owner FTD Companies. In that hour I’ll be capturing his vision for the companies global IT strategy using the trusty visual thinking tools of pens and paper. Ironic given that it’s an IT strategy!   Should be fun! John

“An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose” #visualthinking #communicate

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 couldContinue reading ““An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose” #visualthinking #communicate”

Travis Perkins asks Crackerjack Visual Thinking to provide facilitation and rich picture support for major change programme #engage #communicate

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 toContinue reading “Travis Perkins asks Crackerjack Visual Thinking to provide facilitation and rich picture support for major change programme #engage #communicate”

#Visualising Interflora’s #strategy, developing an aerospace #explainer #animation and #graphicrecording an NHS event: all in a weeks work for www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com

Using visual thinking approaches to share complex information is increasingly recognised as an really effective element of organisational engagement initiatives across many sectors. The last week has proved this! I’ve been working at an event to visualise Interflora’s strategy, created a whiteboard style explainer video for a major aerospace organisation and graphic recorded at an NHSContinue reading “#Visualising Interflora’s #strategy, developing an aerospace #explainer #animation and #graphicrecording an NHS event: all in a weeks work for www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com”

Crackerjack creates two new rich picture’s for UK’s Institute of Quarrying #visualthinking #communication #engagement www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com

Crackerjack Visual Thinking has been working with the UK’s Institute of Quarrying (IQ) to create two rich pictures detailing the Lifecycle of a Quarry and the Quarrying process. Sarah Fry, Business Development and Communications Manager at IQ explains more: “We wanted to show how quarrying impacts the environment in its day to day operations throughout theContinue reading “Crackerjack creates two new rich picture’s for UK’s Institute of Quarrying #visualthinking #communication #engagement www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com”

#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”

1 minute animated guide to finding the right #visualthinking approach for your organisations #learning, #engagement, #collaboration and #communication needs

Crackerjack Visual Thinking helps people think, learn and collaborate more effectively using a range of visual thinking approaches that engage people, increase understanding and improve communication. Take a look at our 1 minute guide below to find the right visual thinking approach for your needs and then contact us and visit http://www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com to discuss your specificContinue reading “1 minute animated guide to finding the right #visualthinking approach for your organisations #learning, #engagement, #collaboration and #communication needs”

Got a complicated message to communicate? Let a rich picture make the complex simple!!! #visualthinking #communicate #engage

Have you spent ages trying to simplify a complicated message into something that will inform and engage your people across your organisation? If so, a rich picture may be just the thing you are looking for! Rich pictures distill your key messages into a one page visual that can be shared across your whole organisationContinue reading “Got a complicated message to communicate? Let a rich picture make the complex simple!!! #visualthinking #communicate #engage”

Great day helping the #Interflora leadership team #develop their #visualthinking skills!

I spent yesterday running a Scribble Lab session with the Interflora senior leadership team helping them being to develop their visual thinking skills – in particular their drawing and graphic recording techniques. It was great to see the team really engage with the workshop and commit to using the tools and techniques learnt during theContinue reading “Great day helping the #Interflora leadership team #develop their #visualthinking skills!”