Organization change requires leaders, managers and employees to embrace new directions and plans. The Grove's agile planning and visualization methodologies support creativity, engagement, and alignment.

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The Grove has pioneered the use of design thinking for organization change. Our client engagements often include a combination of the options below.

Agile Planning and Visioning
Agile planning involves engaging stakeholders in creating versions of plans and rapidly learning what works. It prioritizes moving to the action and testing phase without getting mired in extensive processes. The Grove’s visual approach and its Strategic Visioning™ templates are uniquely suited for this and produce clear plans that directly support action.

Watch a digital graphic movie showing how to use the Context Map Graphic Guide.

Engaging Documentation
Dialogue, agreement, and action flow in and around key meetings. Threading this all together and showing progress requires quick and effective documentation in media people will use. The Grove’s visual approach delivers memorable meeting documents that support ongoing action.

Strategic Rollouts & Storymaps
Alignment across a whole system is possible when people create an integrated picture of their plans and a compelling story of how to implement them. The Grove helps clients create large maps, PowerPoint presentations, and other media to support key conversations and ownership.

Visit our Case Studies to see examples of Grove Storymaps.

Digital Graphic Movies
Pairing your message with rapid hand drawings in video format is an increasingly popular way to communicate and attract attention to new visions, plans, and concepts. The Grove can produce these pieces using traditional whiteboard or paper media, or in a clean, fresh style using all-digital media. Whichever method you choose, your organizational communications will stand out when delivered in this memorable and appealing form.

See an example of a Digital Graphic Movie.

Change Team Facilitation
Organization change, strategy and planning are usually supported by internal change teams. The Grove has decades of experience facilitating teams at organizations such as Apple, National Semiconductor, the National Park Service, and large healthcare systems.

Leadership Development
When planning and change processes are designed well, they involve current and emerging leaders in ways that develop their capabilities. This approach is the opposite of building consultant dependency. The Grove is as interested in capacity building for the long term as it is in immediate results.

“Just thought you would like to know that all your hard work with us this past 15 years in helping us shape our vision has just resulted this year in our being named by Architect Magazine (the publication of the American Institute of Architects) as the #1 design firm in the nation. We are of course ecstatic. As the Design Forum leader this of course takes on maybe even a little more personal meaning for me, however everyone here is extremely proud and I just wanted to say that we couldn’t have done it without all your help and vision over the years.”

—Steven McKay
DLR Group

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Get a feel for our organization-change services with this short video.

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Learn more about our tools and processes designed to guide organization transformation.

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Workshops

We teach our meeting facilitation techniques. If you are interested in learning our methodology and tools, then visit the workshops section of our website.

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