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

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… A great way to review the yearContinue reading “It’s a great time to #review your #achievements this year and #visualise what you will #achieve in #2018”

Running a 2017 Kick-Off event in January? If so, read this! #engage #communicate #visualthinking

Are you running a kick-off meeting in early 2017 to get you and your team ready for the year ahead? Being clear about what you want to achieve in 2017 and how you are going to do this is vital to the success of your organisation. 60 page PowerPoint presentations and over-long speeches are notContinue reading “Running a 2017 Kick-Off event in January? If so, read this! #engage #communicate #visualthinking”

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

Helping the NHS transform using visual thinking #engage #communicate #NHS

In the news the NHS is never far from the headlines. ‘7 Day Working’, ‘Improving Quality’, ‘Focussing on Prevention’ and ‘Better Use of Technology’ are often mentioned and form key parts of the NHS 5 Year Forward View. This builds upon 15 years of improvement in the NHS and provides a broad consensus on what aContinue reading “Helping the NHS transform using visual thinking #engage #communicate #NHS”

Now that’s a novel use for black insulation tape and a whiteboard! #visualthinking

Just spotted this advert for a new TVR sports car which uses just black electrical insulation tape and a whiteboard to visualise a teaser image of the new car. Just shows that you don’t have to stick to pens and paper to communicate your ideas visually! For more ideas on how to visualise your ideasContinue reading “Now that’s a novel use for black insulation tape and a whiteboard! #visualthinking”

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”