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3 ways to Keep Your Team Connected in a Virtual World

3 ways to Keep Your Team Connected in a Virtual World

Janine Underhill
On March 16, 2022

We’ve heard a lot of trumpeting about the virtues of remote work in the last 2 years… expanded flexibility, increased productivity, decreased overhead expenses. But besides the decrying of “Zoom fatigue,” we’re not talking enough

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Semester at Sea Takes a Voyage to the Future

Semester at Sea Takes a Voyage to the Future

Janine Underhill
On February 28, 2022

In just two 4-hour sessions, the SAS team was able to advance their strategic planning journey by leaps and bounds, rallying around an inspiring purpose and transitioning from tactical, incremental thinking to an expansive, exponential, and future-ready mindset.

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Strategic Planning in 2021: “Let the Wild Rumpus Start!”

Strategic Planning in 2021: “Let the Wild Rumpus Start!”

Janine Underhill
On September 16, 2021

Just like Max in the beloved children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we have all just “sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to

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How do we take what’s great about virtual meetings and mash it up with what’s great about in-person meetings?

Living Case Study: Strategy Story Hybrid Meeting

Thanks for joining us as we explore hybrid meetings as the future of collaboration. Over the course of the next few days, we will use this blog space as an action learning/real-time adventure log during a Visual Strategy Story meeting that was designed specifically for HYBRID!

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Hybrid Meetings: The Future of Collaboration

When the world turned upside down in March 2020, we were all thanking our lucky stars for virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, MS Teams, and Google Meet. These platforms allowed many of us to keep working and communicating with our teams, even while we were confined to our homes. Now, we’re all exhausted and want to get back together.

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What is Graphic Facilitation?

What is graphic facilitation? Meetings, organizational change, and consensus building can be a real drag if not properly planned and executed. Particularly in this era of hyper-accelerated technology and virtual connection, it’s more important than ever to go beyond the traditional paradigms for leadership and tap into new ways of communicating with and inspiring our teams.

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How Coca-Cola Underwent a Massive Organizational Pivot with a new strategy story map

How Coca-Cola Underwent a Massive Organizational Pivot

It was in the news: Coca-Cola Company was under fire. For starters, Coke was missing a strong message for sustainable practices. But there was something more going on. Coca-Cola’s market share was dropping. Their relationships were suffering from the inside and out. Their employees, their customers, their bottlers, and their vendors were disconnected from the company’s mission.

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does your virtual meeting have an expiration date

Does “End Meeting” = “End Momentum”?

Our meetings—particularly in this virtual world—are not designed for what happens after the meeting or even after “end meeting.” We focus our planning on how to engage our attendees during the meeting, but do we know how to curate a post-meeting plan for momentum?

In a world of ZOOM FATIGUE, we yearn for a meeting that brings together multi-sensory, strategic, human-centered strategies to highlight big ideas and facilitate creative problem-solving. We might use MIRO or MURAL or even Google Docs to share ideas, collaborate, and leverage all the intelligence in the “room.” But who has time to bring together and make sense of all that intelligence and creativity that lives in multiple platforms?

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Headlines of the Future

Taking the Fear Out of Failure

It’s a common question in business to be asked, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” As Heuristic Futurists, we’re all about

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