This article is drawn from an interview with The Grove’s founder and president David Sibbet. He discusses visual facilitation and his recently-published VISUAL LEADERS: New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change, the third book in Sibbet’s three-part series on Visual Leadership.
Betsy Stites and Pam Hull had a problem. They had completed a focused strategy process in their organization, the HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, MN. Now the big goal for HealthEast was “to be the benchmark of quality in the Twin Cities.” The problem was how!
“There had been a lot of uncertainty,” Betsy reflects. “Quality is so ethereal. We had to figure out a way to integrate things from an organizational and cultural standpoint.”
If you have been fortunate enough to be part of a high-performing and well-aligned team, you won’t soon forget the experience. Unfortunately for most of us, this is all too rare an occurrence.
If your team is flailing, divided, or lacking clarity, The Grove’s newly released Team Performance Online Survey (TPOS) can help. read more…
The Grove’s Rachel Smith, educator and visual practitioner, recently traveled to Guatemala City to deliver a TEDx talk at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. TEDxUFM featured dynamic speakers on the innovative use of play, questioning and imagination in education. Highlights follow from Rachel’s talk.
Personal Graphic Recording for Learners of Any Age
Graphic recording, Rachel emphasizes, is not just for the work world. At the personal scale it can accompany a conversation, class, book … any situation in which you are learning.
Most people assume there is only one way to take notes: that is, with words. We are taught that drawing doesn’t belong in the classroom. In fact, a combination of drawing and words can actually enhance learning.
The Grove attended the ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) conference this year partly to introduce its Team Performance Online Survey. The Survey is the first in a series of Grove products that will be available digitally to support people interested in team performance and improvement.