07 July 2020
You’ve spent hours in a meeting, on a call, in webinars. Decisions have been made and outlines discussed, but projects don’t seem to progress as you had hoped. People feel unclear on the goals and the team is uninspired due to working remotely.
What went wrong?
Have a look and see if this sounds familiar:
- Discussions and goals were not clearly documented in an understandable way
- Team members may not feel valued and empowered, therefore less likely to share thoughts and ideas
- Key points were not clearly communicated in a way that all team members would engage with
Remembering all employees are human is a start – may sound obvious but think, would you invest more of your time into a sterile written record OR an insightful, inspired visual that clearly communicates key issues and calls to action?
Successfully engaging your people now is more difficult than ever, here are three effective solutions to your problem:
- Have your meeting or event scribed in real time. Attendees will be able to see the information being documented using words and pictures. This can communicate themes in an easier way, encouraging discussion and shared understanding. Have a look here for more information on how powerful scribing works! This is a monetary investment, but one that has a far outweighed return. The visual summary can be used to promote future meetings or events, be used as internal comms material and many more options you can see here. It’s a strategy, service, product and solution all in one gorgeous visual explainer.
- Use a visual summary to let your team know what your goals, actions and key points are. Collective storytelling makes for better leaders and communication within an organisation. Don’t be the person who hands out 20 sheets stapled together, with full expectation of it finding a comfy home in a bottom drawer – inspire your team with a one page explainer illustration. They WILL invest their time into this, and that means your message has sunk in. And alright then, the 20 pages are important… use the visual summary as a front page that encapsulates the key points of the written work. Once you have caught their attention, they can read deeper!
- Share the visual with colleagues, teams, and customers to widely disseminate your message in a visual way. Especially if you hear responses to your wordy reports or guides like, “too long, didn’t read” … Share a visual summary that conveys your key points in a unique and engaging way.