The Tactical Applications Of SVT™
The Occasional Tactical Application Of Structured Visual Thinking™
There are many ways that meetings, events and conversations get visualised on walls. The main term for this is graphic facilitation.
This is NOT what we do at Group Partners.
This document explains the key differences.
Why What We Do Is Different
We are in the business of decision-making, strategy development transformation and change.
Our work involves leaders and the critical thinking needed to develop sustainable/high performing goals and objectives. This work embraces highly complex systemic aspects of the business and is therefore detailed and critical to business goals.
Our approach isn’t designed to verbatim capture or make the conversation simply visual. It’s not a slightly more engaging way to take coloured notes on the wall as the conversation is occurring.
We use the act of visualisation to summarise stimulate and create additional value as multiple conversations occur.
Our visuals are created within a logical construct that forces tension to help make those assembled make better decisions.
Structured Visual Thinking™
Our approach is called Structured Visual Thinking™ because it combines rigorous logical models and live visualisation specifically designed for each client need/assignment and application.
Visualisation is a very powerful means of bringing to life the discussions around each topic. Topics are defined in modules within the framework. Better thinking, more critical and more systemic thinking happens as a result.
Applying SVT™ Tactically
It is possible that our technique of structured visualisation can be used tactically where it can be deemed to be of a long-term value.
The most critical part of being able to work with impact amongst a group of people in business is preparation.
In our experience the degree of preparation is directly proportional to the sustainability of the result and the experience of the audience.
Avoidance Of Risk & Wasted Time
By preparation mean the pre-structuring of the the framework that best organises the meeting or use to which it’s put.
Proper preparation allows for pre-building the work and effectively allows us to carry forward work in progress - pre-existing material and information.
Structured visual frameworks create powerful stimulus. This creates powerful context for the actual conversations that need to be carried out.
This rapidly speeds up the familiarisation needed in typically short periods of time.
These specific and limited time opportunities are what the tactical applications are designed for.
Preparation can also be done remotely as the practical and logistical nature of the work requires large walls of an equivalent size to that which the framework will ultimately be applied in the specific event.
Creating The Canvas - The Space
The large white canvas is created using electrostatic rolls of paper of a specific length and that requires the space where the event will be to be suitable and known
Armed with the correct information the framework can be designed and built remotely rolled up and then re-applied at the destination with minimal difficulty.
It is then possible for the stimulus material (content) to be built into the visual.
This visual acts as an inspiring agenda and ‘formula’ for a more focused and more impactful session.
And Going Beyond
A graphic that illustrates just some of the ongoing development of Structured Visual Thinking™.
The evolution into tools and systems as a result of the structured nature of the approach.