For many people, meetings are a necessary pain where participants are forced to go over dull and lengthy documents and show at most a lukewarm interest in the discussion.
Yet, David Sibbet, author of Visual Meetings: How graphics, sticky notes & idea mapping can transform group productivity, has found a way to engage people and help unleash creativity and improve results - through working visually. An authority in graphic aids and visual thinking, Sibbet runs a San Francisco-based consulting firm that has worked with organisations such as HP, Nike, Visa and the United States Department of Education.
Sibbet says working visually enables participants of a meeting to pay full attention and listen deeply because people enjoy being listened to and acknowledged by having what they say recorded in an interactive, graphic way.
The book presents an array of real-life cases to show how this can be done, whether by creating a seat