Big Pictures allow you to clearly communicate corporate strategies, vision, values, processes and even the story of your company.
You’ll have the most simple and powerful tool to align your team to reach your goals.
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Big Pictures (aka. Rich Pictures) are not only having vivid placards on your office wall or at the production site, but it is a transformational process, that creates clarity in mind, alignment in your team and a great support in overcoming stress in challenging times.
Big Pictures incorporate the essence of corporate stories and dreams – explored in engaging conversations and dialogue.
The creation of these “onepagers” speed up organisational learning, give valuable content to internal communication and has a great impact in boosting resilience.
While a “real time” Visual recording is rather a spontaneous piece, these Big Picture placards are made before or after the strategic event: that are workshops, or vision building seminars. Big Pictures are designed and honed on in several iterations. Primary visuals represent stories and meaning – built into the architecture of the one-pager, that represents the structure, the “chapters” of the current corporate story.
“There is no favourable wind for the sailor who doesn’t know where to go.”SENECA
- Does your company have a vision? Is it shaped together?
- One that is understood, wakening feelings and raises hope?
- Do You feel it strikes through, when communicated?
During vision building seminars we distill a picture and structure from the conversations. This is followed-up with consultations to shape the visual representation of the narrative. This Vision Big Picture is a unique management tool that fulfils the True North.
- How shall we keep on track during the next strategic period?
- What tools do we use to set the right priorities in the every day’s struggle?
- What gives you clarity and guidance in a blink of an eye, during the day to day running of your division?
Strategy Big Pictures give tangible summary of the planned changes and growth program. The visual structure and its content provides clear priorities, steps to take, milestones, so building the future becomes a whole lot easier.
- How shall we know: “Yes, we can do it!”
- What supports our believe, to overcome the anxiety of the current overload of challenges?
Yes, it is remembering our past.
Visualising a company’s stories, ups and downs, projects, products, growths and mergers is a great milestone. It is often to crown a certain era, to reflect on what you’ve accomplished throughout years and decades. Having a spectacular Corporate story in your passage is a rock-solid statement of your strengths and honour. It helps to rise above worry, gossiping and disbelieve in the common future.
- How do you visualise the main processes of your value streams?
- What clear map you give to your newcomer engineers and workers to comprehend the plant, or service structure?
The ambiguity of your new workforce, sense of lost is a cost for the whole company. They pull down motivation. A clear visual representation of your value creation processes (should that be production or services) not only gives clarity to all new employee, but an important design process towards lean and agile structures and procedures.
- What makes us proud?
- What values do we represent in the daily business?
- Why do we love this plant, this company, these people?
It is not an easy task to communicate the company’s values in a tangible way while avoiding corporate bullshit. True values serves like solid fundamentum and light-tower in turbulent times for the people in all levels. A value map is guiding and confirmation in making stressful decisions.
„Just a big thank you to your company for really capturing the spirit of our workshop in your visuals. It really lifted the spirit (which was already high) in the room, reminded people about what we were doing caused them to have fun at the same time as it captured the content and the seriousness of what we were doing. We will be using the murals to continue to remind us of two great days in the office for hopefully a long time going forward.”
DIAGEO SSC – General Manager
„It was a real experience to work together with Szilárd. His energetic and genuine presence, his attention and support given with open heart at any time was inviting and inspiring for the group and for us as well. His drawings has fulfilled the room and inspired the work. They helped to grasp and focused visualisation of the sensitive, easily stressful and overwhelming themes, they helped the team a lot. On one hand the visuals made the recalling of our work much easier, in other hands bringing back results, the structure and the supports further work. The added value of Szilárd came not only after the workshop: our clients had squarely turned to the visuals during the workshop and were continously feeding back their usefulness.”
Attila Bokor, Gergely Szentandrási
OD Partner Ltd.
„Visuals provided the best of help when they were prepared before my very eyes. Throughout the diagnose the sensible areas became visible and they refused to be eliminated. Where it is more useful and provides much more than other methods is action plans and vision planning. I recommend it for managers who are at major cross-roads or who aim at changing a managerial or human behaviour and want to achieve better results.”
„Szilárd and I had the chance already twice to work together, and so I could ascertain his 100% professional preparedness and ability to handle emerging challenges while staying as flexible as he is. All participants watched with amazement as sentences of a speech turned into drawings, and not only due to their quality, but rather because we could clearly remember all details even months later.”
Deputy of Chair (2017-2018) – AIESEC BCE
„I’ve received the graphics made at our event. This is good, this technique! I’ve witnessed how the graphics took hold of the audience. They were watching, studying the illustrations, how all what they heard had turned into pictures, that is, how did the illustrator “translate”. We’ve been showing the drawings proudly since and tell about the “walking stories” heard there, as they appeared. I’d like insist on having these techniques at similar events!”
Dr. Péter Gelléri, President – Family Business Academy
„The methodology of graphic facilitation was surprisingly fresh. With his experience in group dynamics, Szilárd grabbed the essence of the process. So, when we were focusing on the analysis of his drawings, it helped us to better understand what happened. You can use them immediately to interpret the process but you can also use them later on to remember the events. The rich colours and emotionalism of the drawings make it easy to recall memories. When I look at the drawings now, I can relive our shared moments.”
Dr. Gergely Németh, general manager
Corporate Values OD Consulting Ltd.
„With the help of the illustrator even the dull meetings go multidimensional, the graphic visualisation generate new ideas and give momentum even to the most boring workshops.”
Szabolcs Sarkadi, K&H Bank – senior training consultant
„Szilard was very quickly able to capture the discussions our groups were having and his interpretation of the conversation and the visual representation not only provided an aide memoire but also a starting place for new and further discussions. The graphics as an artefact are much richer than a series of notes and lend themselves to being easily used in other sessions.”
Nottingham Trent University
„Grafacity is already returning ‘guest’ at the beginning of the year because their visuals are useful and work well in our company. On the one hand you can easily convey the gist of a meeting to those who did not participate with them and, on the other hand, it is a huge help for me, as a HR manager, with newcomers because the Big Pictures placed on the walls are an important part of the orientation process. It is not only a simple PPT we use to tell them what our values and strategies are, but they are put on the wall and people can see them every day.”
ABESSE Informatics Consulting Ltd. – HR Manager
„Thank you very much for your work and all the help and flexibility. It’s been really good to work with you and we would be happy to have something similar in the future. Many participants commented how much they were inspired by the visuals!”
Júlia Dudás, KPMG Hungary Ltd. – Marketing Specialist
„The visual facilitation of the T-Systems merger process is an entirely positive memory for me because I haven’t yet seen a better solution for communicating the process and results of managers’ meetings to the organisation. People expect to learn what has happened and want to see what will bridge the gap between the current situation and the final outcome, the decisions. Triggering emotions, and spiced with humour, visuals communicate the process to the organisation in a lasting and transparent form. Only a few people have the ability to both understand the larger context and monitor the current events and be able to visualise everything immediately. Szilárd and his team succeeded in doing so. I believe in this method and I believe it is a good thing.”
Dr. László Eszes
T-Systems Ltd. – Deputy CEO
„These Big Pictures are great represantations of the many achievemnts we have accomplished. Colleagues need these motivating moments: their efforts weren’t in vain. It is gratifying to look at the lovely drawings. Some visuals acts as filliping for managers and also a promotion for the department.”
Annamária Solteszne Pelles
Material Flow and Physical Logistics
Robert Bosch Electronics Ltd.
„Our joint work with Szilárd was characterised by conscious planning, methodological richness and flexible adaptation to the situations. This kind of skill and knowledge as he can turn the world of thoughts into drawn structures, into the world of images, is of great value. I cast a glance at some of our mutual programs almost every day and got struck by new thoughts.”
Observans Ltd. – General Manager
„The work that Grafacity provided not merely meant added value, but was rather a value created on its own; they succeeded in getting a rigid organizational structure moving, to encourage, to inspire.”
Strategic HR-program Manager,
NKM Natural Gas Transporting Zrt.