31 January 2011

The role of visual thinking and communication in change management



Dr. Martin Eppler of the University of St. Gallen interviews me about visual thinking and change.

Yes it's a bit more formal than I usually get, but I was in Switzerland and they like that kind of thing :)

This video is related to an interview I gave on change management for the management journal Organizations Entwicklung. You can read the article (and comment) in English here and in German here.

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10 comments:

Kioskerman said...

Hi Dave!
Thanks for sharing this.
Pablo

Christian Fey said...

Fantastic Dave! Thank you! I don't see enough visual communication in a leadership context to be honest!

Adele Jackson said...

Hi Dave,

This movie is the most succinct explanation of power of visual thinking and communication in a business context that I have seen - ever. It's brilliant and you're very articulate in it! (both orally and visually!)
I would like to share it, with your permission, with clients and on my blog because there are times when I work in this sphere too in NZ and need to explain the advantages of reaching the hearts and hands of an organisation - not just the heads. Thank you for posting it. cheers Adele

dave said...

Hello Adele, please share it wherever and with whomever you like! I'm glad you find it valuable :)

kirkistan said...

I sketch as I write copy for clients and describe our shared big idea. Sketching simultaneously says "Here's what this thing is about" and "What would you add, subtract or change?" The very act of sketching seems to invite focused dialogue in a very non-threatening way. Thanks for the video!

Salto said...

Very nice and crisp explanation Dave! Learnt about your blog today and for sure will start following it :-)

Unknown said...

I've never seen anyone do live illustrations during an interview before, and I think that it worked brilliantly. As a film & audio editor, I might have tightened it up a little bit in post-production since there is some overhead between talking and drawing especially with the 2-3 camera shoot. But the drawings really took the concepts to another level of communication and make great connections between the head, heart & hands for the mind, emotions and practical take-aways. Very cool.

dave said...

Thanks! It was an experiment and I agree, I think it worked pretty well :)

ghulam sarwar said...

nice work keep it up

Marisol Raquel said...

Hand sketch are used during teaching this gives an visual communication along with speech and body language in this way the students can follow the lesions well so demonstrators of lectures should be given through visual graphic and speech along with videos.