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.
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
or a PERT-diagram:
Or something like this:
But what would happen if you use a map of the to set up base camps at the Mount Everest?
Or reenacting Shackleton’s dramatic journey:
Or to make your own map of dependencies like a Metro map?
Or Flight Plans:
What if you use for maintenance planning the map of the Versailles?
For planning acquisitions and mergers you could use colonization maps:
Another idea is to go in the Third Interactivity Dimension, by building a planning town with paper, wood or Lego:
See also the earlier post Life Redefined, about possible designs for a monthly planner by using known board games.