Making Plans More Engaging – Thinkibility Nibble

Many organisations and many people struggle with implementing plans, strategies or intentions. As a Thinkibility nibble we will hypothesize here that it is caused by boring presentations, but also by neglecting the planning process with all stakeholders.

process

Planning is often an interactive process

We will put forward the idea that, although most planning tools use visuals, they are still boring. Look at these examples of a Gantt-chart

planning

or a PERT-diagram:

pert planning

Or something like this:

marketing-plan-strategy

But what would happen if you use a map of the to set up base camps at the Mount Everest?

everest base camp

Or reenacting Shackleton’s dramatic journey:

shackleton

Or to make your own map of dependencies like a Metro map?

metro map

Or Flight Plans:

flight chart

What if you use for maintenance planning the map of the Versailles?

versaille

For planning acquisitions and mergers you could use colonization maps:

colonization

Another idea is to go in the Third Interactivity Dimension, by building a planning town with paper, wood or Lego:

3D planning

See also the earlier post Life Redefined, about possible designs for a monthly planner by using known board games.

Colorful and creative planning!

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