Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, & High Performance
By David Sibbet
Equip your teams to create and sustain results, whether you are co-located or spread around the world. Building on the best-selling book Visual Meetings, Visual Teams by David Sibbet (Wiley, 2011) shows how to use visuals across the whole arc of a team’s productive life. Use visual communication to improve work processes and create a shared understanding of the big-picture context. Cultivate an innovative, high-performing team that works like designers: experiment, create prototypes, use visualization to test ideas, and share mental models to communicate effectively.
Visual Teams is organized around the well-known Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model®, a “map” to creating and sustaining high performance in all kinds of teams. It includes best practices, cases, and many visual examples for handling each stage of the team’s process, along with in-depth descriptions of how to use the full suite of Team Performance tools.
“I’ve spent more than 30 years working with teams and facilitating meetings. Graphic tools from David Sibbet and his colleagues are my go-to resources, and I’m thrilled to have so many available between two covers in this book. Using these strategies helps you get teams on the same page—literally—by making critical processes explicit and visible to the members. Visual Teams is packed with frameworks, illustrations and how-to’s that you can use to take engagement out of the conceptual realm and into action.”
President, Plexus Institute
“David Sibbet is the world’s master teacher in graphic facilitation. In this landmark work he is insightful, entertaining, and practical as he helps teams, team leaders, and consultants improve team performance by making it visual.”
“I have learned so much from watching David Sibbet work on the big sheets of paper, in person, as an extraordinary graphic facilitator. Now in Visual Teams, he takes us 'behind the curtain' and reveals himself to be a master teacher, also. With great generosity he shares decades of his own learning and wisdom, in an accessible and highly useful way. Every chapter gave me new things to try out with my clients. Most importantly, he gives the benefit of an overarching context that empowers me as the facilitator, as well as the teams I work with.”
Executive and Team Coach