The Grove’s visual facilitation methods support memorable, collaborative, and productive meetings. We design and facilitate all sizes and types of meeting processes: annual strategic planning sessions, decision-making meetings, not-for-profit board meetings, public meetings, leadership team offsites, virtual team-building sessions, and cross-organization summits.
Real-time visualization is a key to high-engagement meetings. Our graphic recorders interactively document a group’s conversation on flip charts, large poster paper, graphic templates, murals and other media, allowing everyone to see and understand the flow of dialog and any decisions made. After the session, the visuals become a touchstone and reminder of the clarity and momentum generated in the meeting, as well as the action items that people were assigned to during the session.
The Grove uses a variety of visual tools to engage participants in remote or blended meetings. With virtual graphic recording of the dialog, participants see the conversation unfold in real time through a web-meeting interface. These visuals create a shared point of reference for dispersed participants, enabling them to sustain focus and produce effective results in a shorter time. Our best practices will help your virtual and blended teams to collaborate successfully across functions, cultures, and time zones.
The value of The Grove's method of working is that the 40 people in this room represent at least 400 other people in the organization who are not here. The graphics let you tell the story to the people who need this information, so even though they were not part of the meeting, they get the benefit of following the thought process that led to the strategy conclusions. Dynamic graphic records tell the story of the meeting. Also, after we communicated the work at the strategic offsite, we displayed the graphic record in the hallways where employees gathered to have in-depth conversations about the work.