Transformative change relies on insights and intel from every part of the enterprise. Yet the stakeholders who hold these insights are often siloed—kept apart by organizational divisions, simple geography, or a to-do list that leaves little time for collaboration. What’s more, business knowledge and conditions are ever changing. Connecting the dots to form a coherent strategy can be extremely challenging. As former Hewlett-Packard CEO Lew Platt famously said, “If only we knew all that we know.”
We have a solution. ThoughtForm’s Vision Catching® methodology brings stakeholders together through an engaging process that rapidly captures critical insights within a collaborative framework, building consensus and engagement. We capture in-depth insights, blend them with findings from our research and experience, and help you shape a strategy that’s grounded in a full range of knowledge. The products, initiatives, and experiences that result are inherently more powerful.
Vision Catching is a different way of working and thinking. In custom-planned sessions, we facilitate participants to create and share information with one another through structured exercises and discussions. The process enables powerful collaboration, shining a light on all the insights, information, and opinions that have been hiding in people’s minds. It levels the playing field and creates an open space for suggesting and questioning. As a result, we help teams build consensus, reveal actionable insights, and set the stage for action.
Vision Catching is guided by four principles:
Focus on the user. We ensure that the session is relevant to the group and to the end users we are trying to solve for. This user focus keeps everyone on track to achieve key goals.
Challenge assumptions. While much preparation and research goes into a Vision Catching workshop, no one person has all the answers. We encourage everyone to challenge their assumptions and learn from the group.
Make it real. Abstract strategies are tough to grasp (and even tougher to act on). By making workshops visual—using sketches, illustrative posters, and sticky notes—we make new ideas concrete.
Encourage collaboration. Vision Catching is designed around teamwork. By responding to and building on others’ comments, participants create the opportunity for good ideas to become great. And for keen insights to become transformative.
Do you have an opportunity for Vision Catching? If your answer to any of the following questions is “yes,” it’s time to build collective insight.
- Has an effort been in progress, but results are lagging?
- Do team members struggle to make this effort a priority?
- Are ideas getting lost in translation?
- Is there disagreement about goals, strategy, and purpose?
- Is the team struggling with leadership support?
- Is there a pressing deadline?
- Is the team searching for a way to capture external input?