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Here you’ll find creative inspiration and other resources to help you envision and implement change. Browse for ideas about how to approach the unique challenges you or your company face.

Visual Facilitation & Visual Leadership

Visual Practice and Grove Methods Go Global

Intersections: An Interview with Grove Senior Consultant Giselle Chow

A Look Back: Reflections on 35 Years of Visualizing Change

What Is Visual Listening?

Agile Visual Planning: Supporting Innovation and Action

Visual Leaders Now Available – An Interview with Author David Sibbet

Decision Rooms: Making Choices in a Big-Picture Context, by David Sibbet

Case Studies & First-Person Accounts

W. L. Gore Takes Team Performance System-Wide

The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative: “One Mountain, One Vision”

The Unity Council’s History Mural: Story of a 50-Year Journey

Mapping a Vision for Social and Emotional Learning in Oakland

Storymapping Process Aids Merger, Informs Future Vision for Oakland Unified School District

DLR Group, Named #1 U.S. Design Firm, Says Big Goals Led the Way

HealthEast Care System: Storymapping the Quality Journey

Team Performance Tools

Take the Tour: A Webinar Walk-through of the Team Performance Online Survey

The Team Performance Online Survey: A Case Study

Why Do Visuals Work with Teams?, by David Sibbet

Your Questions Answered about Team Performance Tools

Visual Communication & Graphic Recording

Kaiser’s ALL-PHASE Video Sums Up a Life-Saving Protocol for Diabetics

Five Graphic Takeaways from “Learning 2013″

Grove Graphics Support Virtual Gathering About Higher Ed and Online Learning

Chart Critique, by Rachel Smith

The Principles of Graphic Facilitation: Facing the Blank Paper

Visual Intelligence: Using the Deep Patterns of Visual Language to Build Cognitive Skills, by David Sibbet

TEDx Talk: “Drawing in Class”, by Rachel Smith


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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Visual Practice and Grove Methods Go Global

Here at The Grove we are experiencing one of our busiest years in a decade and are serving more international clients than ever. This, alongside the recent EuViz conference in Berlin and our growing number of global partners, is inviting The Grove into an inquiry about how we can best support this worldwide evolution of visual practice and interest in Grove methods.

W. L. Gore Takes Team Performance System-Wide

How do you embed Team Performance within a global company? W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is showing the way. Human Resources (HR) at Gore is “going big” with The Grove’s Team Performance offerings to support its 10,000 associates worldwide.

Kaiser’s ALL-PHASE Video Sums Up a Life-Saving Protocol for Diabetics

The Grove’s Rachel Smith and Kaiser Permanente recently created a graphic recording movie about ALL-PHASE, Kaiser’s simple yet effective protocol to prevent heart attacks and strokes in diabetics age 55+. English and Spanish versions of this video are now being used for patient education at 85 participating community clinics nationwide.

Featured Best Practice: Create a Reliable Platform for Group Work

At the commitment stage of team development, to be truly effective a team needs organizational commitments that are as firm as its own sense of direction. This is especially true of inter-departmental, cross-divisional and other cross-boundary teams. When facilitating action plans for teams, make sure you spend time thinking through how the team will get this commitment if it does not have it already. Sharing plans and getting ownership from sponsors is an important way to accomplish this.

For virtual teams, supplying a shared infrastructure and schedule of meetings is essential.
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The Grove at TED2008
Explore the interactive environment David Sibbet helped create when he graphically illustrated the cutting-edge ideas presented at the 2008 Technology, Entertainment & Design (TED) conference.

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