Visually Exploring an Interdependent Future (VIDEO)

Visual Explorer can be an effective tool for collaborative visioning. What follows is a visual case study of leaders in an organization connecting the current state to their desired future state in a series of images and actions, woven into a shared narrative. The context is a rapidly growing tech company (disguised) doing an experience-to-vision-to-action project that include the colorful vignettes below.

Excerpts from the graphic wall poster follow. The current state is heroic, with people often thinking and acting independently of each other. The future state is one of interdependence and boundary spanning

Later the same VE images were combined with the speaker’s words in a different way, as a tool for reminding senior leaders of the key insights that emerged from the whole series of engagement conversations with employees. This next slide show is …

“…  Just a 10 minute module that enabled the ‘voice of the employee’ to be in the room. First, with the lights in the room down, I played the first image, and hold just that same image in a long dramatic pause. Much longer than they are used to seeing any image. The tension rises and people shout out sometimes. Then the words layer onto the image. There are gasps; very powerful. That pause worked so well, image after image, the whole experience was wildly effective …

 

About Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth

Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth are Senior Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership. Many thanks to Steadman Harrison III, CEO of GO Innovation.com, and Senior Associate for the Center for Creative Leadership.
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