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.
Decision Rooms: Making Choices in a Big-Picture Context, by David Sibbet
Why Do Visuals Work with Teams?, by David Sibbet
Chart Critique, by Rachel Smith
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
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.
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.
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.
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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