How does it look? How does it make you feel? What thoughts are going through your head? What questions do you have?
This framework is the foundation to unlocking the creative potential of your employees; thinking and observing like an artist helps to tap into the part of the brain that is connected to innovation.
When you think visually, your mind becomes highly engaged and reacts differently to seek out new solutions or understanding. Working with the creative side of your brain enables you to process complex information and data much easier than with words or numbers.
Research suggests that if we hear something, we recall just 10% of it a few days later. But that goes up to 65% when paired with an image, making visual thinking an infinitely more powerful and cost-effective tool.
Nowhere is collaboration more powerful than when it’s combined with visual tools. Working in groups to build on each other’s thoughts and draw on a varied set of life experiences is one of the simplest ways to develop a holistic, holistic business solution. With an adoption of visual thinking framework, organizations can leverage imagery to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas. You can replace traditional discovery sessions with idea maps, timelines, and diagramming tools, making it easier for everyone to organize their thoughts and exchange information in a way that makes sense.
So, how can you introduce visual thinking into your workplace?
Whether it’s organizational transformation, planning for Sales and Marketing, employee onboarding, or a complete overhaul of customer service, there are ways to integrate visuals into every process of growth.
This is a great problem-solving tool and a highly effective way to visualize, organize and generate ideas.
Allows individuals and teams to express ideas visually, but also aid in retention of information. A powerful way to capture complex information from meetings, retreats, and seminars, and compile the key insights and takeaway points.
Engagement & Productivity
Activity–based group work is a great way to break down silos; especially now that hybrid working is becoming the new norm.
Online and in-person art classes
Painting classes are so much more than a relaxing tool, they’re a great way to help your team break down personal boundaries and reconnect with their inner creative self. Producing a painting out of a blank canvas is an enriching experience that helps develop innovative thinking patterns
These are fun ways to break the ice at work retreats, during monthly meetings, or to kick off a Zoom call. Sometimes taking a total step back from business is a great way to get the creative juices flowing.
Group Picture Puzzles
The pièce de résistance of all team-building art activities. Each participant draws a part of the picture and, at the end of the day, they combine their pieces to make one giant masterpiece!
Whether your goal is to introduce art as an individual activity or integrate it as a continuous part of your organization’s development, get in touch with me to see how we might collaborate.