The concept behind the activity
We worked closely with an international team of illustrators to carefully examine typical situations that occur in teams and organizations. These ideas then flowed into the creation of 50 high-quality visual metaphors that shift the focus onto the truly significant themes of our work: transformation, development, conflict and communication, resources, leadership, goals, and vision. The cards provide a new dimension as “conversational pacemakers,” making it easier to gain access to motives and emotional states and bring people in organizations a step closer to open dialogue. They are the perfect tool for well-versed trainers to quickly pinpoint core issues, making it easier for participants to recognize and talk about them. They are a must-have for anyone who wants to quickly get to the heart of the matter.
Facilitating the activity
Getting to know each other in a team context. The participants share their experiences in small groups. Key experiences are then shared in the whole group.
Two partners jointly choose two cards that, in their opinion, represent an effective team. The aim is to discuss what elements of an effective team can be perceived through those cards. In the next round, the group discusses the results.
Strategy collage and gallery
Towards the end of a session, small groups develop strategies for working better with teams and organizations. The participant’s task is to illustrate the five most important strategies on a flip chart. ScenarioCards and self-drawn pictures are to be included. At the end, the flip charts are hung on the wall and inspected by the entire group as if in a gallery. The creators of the flip charts explain their collages.