Meetings are a universal part of business. And just as universal is employees’ disdain for meetings. The complaints vary—from unproductive and off-topic to uninspiring and boring. In fact, a recent Bain & Company survey found that senior executives rated more than half the meetings they attended as “ineffective” or “very ineffective.” But meetings aren’t going away. The Bain survey also found that, on average, senior executives devote more than two days every week to meetings involving three or more coworkers, and 15% of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings—a percentage that has increased every year since 2008. So how can you improve the effectiveness of meetings? What’s the key to making group ideation, problem solving and collaboratio
In the complex, fast paced, world we live in, visual working has huge potential power. This article proposes "the key to unlocking this power comes from consciously and intentionally choosing the right visual tools for the right jobs." It does a good job of exploring the dimensions of working visually and how they can be applied in different contexts. However it focuses on working with groups and organizations. Its important to remember that working visually has huge potential working one-on-one in coaching and mentoring situations.
Here's a quick and easy way to start learning how to draw.
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One of the biggest reasons people hesitate to incorporate visuals in their coaching (or other activities) is "I can't draw". Here is an article describes how to cheat by tracing photos or illustrations. Its a great way to start and build confidence.
Originally published at old.log.pt on October 22, 2012.
"Remember, this is a way of thinking. It will take time. However, when you least expect it you’ll start thinking visually. And this is all you need to do in order to enter the visual mode and becoming addicted."
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Good advice about taking the plunge into incorporating visuals into a range of activities.
A great blog post on the power of mapping histories visually in the business contexts. I've been exploring the use of this in other contexts including conflict management, critical incident de-briefing and individual coaching and mentoring with great success.
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