About Visuals@Work™

About Us

Who We Are

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, we use visual approaches to engage, connect, and activate individuals and groups. We specialize in visual facilitation, knowledge sharing processes, collaboration, creative engagement, and improving the performance of all kinds of group interactions.

Mission
To boost the use of visual methods and processes in the workplace for better knowledge exchange, innovation, and collaboration. We strive to share how the use of visual processes can improve clarity, enhance productivity, and lead to higher quality outcomes.

Vision
Organizations and individuals see added value in putting our visual methods and processes into practice.

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What We Do

We help organizations and individuals work with visual thinking techniques and processes to improve the quality of group interactions. We are experts in the design and application of visual methods for strategic planning, project management, team development, knowledge transfer and creative engagement.

As visual facilitators, we can help you and your organization work with visual approaches to better:

- Prepare
- Plan
- Design
- Facilitate
- Document
- Follow-up
Visual Facilitators


Who We Work With:

Team Leads, Middle Managers, Senior Management, and Individuals

We work alongside leaders of organizations—corporate, government, and non-profit—who want to truly capitalize on the use of visual communication processes to engage, connect and energize. As Team Leaders, Middle Managers or Senior Professionals, we understand you lead busy working lives. It’s important that you get the most out of every collaborative process, whether it’s with your direct or indirect reports or external audiences. Our visual thinking techniques will help you to engage others, improve meeting efficiency, and stand out as a leader in your organization.

Our Approach

We work with each client to provide custom-tailored meetings, workshops, presentations and support in two main areas:

Visuals@Work™ for Work
Visuals@Work™ for Life


What Makes Us Different

Visuals@Work™ for Work
Our methods and processes are based on extensive research into visual communication, organizational development and group interactions. We use visually-assisted communication (the optimal combination of visuals, text and verbal interactions) to facilitate engagements that really work.

To see how our clients have experienced immediate gains in their levels of collaboration and creative engagement,click here.

From boring meetings like this...
Motivation
…. to engaging, interactive and meaningful meetings facilitated byVisuals@Work

meetings why we are different


Go from using a list-style agenda (or no agenda at all) to a visual agenda like this:


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shorten meeting time

Researchers Bresciani & Eppler (2009) found that visualization-supported management teams greatly outperformed those working without visualization:

  • - Productivity (quantity of information shared) was 26% higher with visualization.
  • - Variety of information shared was 4 times as high with visualization.
  • - Recall was 45% higher with visualization. That means that managers recalled almost twice as much from the meetings that were facilitated through visualization than their colleagues who only worked with flipcharts.


OurVisuals@Work for Life program follows the SHIFT-IT® Visual coaching process with which we have been professionally certified. See for yourself how we can help improve your personal and professional performance! Click here for more.

 

Advisory Services

Are you interested in helping your team and organization work smarter and achieve more? Are you willing to try new ways of engaging your group so that your meetings, projects and planning sessions are more meaningful and effective?

Our advisory services include:
- Visual Thinking Process Consulting – for all kinds of organizations
- Customized Visual Thinking Process Training
- Professional and Personal Coaching – using the SHIFT-IT® visual approach

At Visuals@Work we understand business principles, communication, leadership, and how groups function. We are passionate about helping individuals and groups work together—using visually-facilitated processes—to achieve innovative and creative outcomes.

Working with Visuals@Work, leaders and managers can:
- Eliminate “boring meeting syndrome”
- Re-energize and motivate a team, project, or work group
- Transfer knowledge more effectively
- More clearly communicate
- Make better decisions

Visuals@Work See for yourself how Visuals@Work can improve your personal and organizational performance!