I’m continued to be encouraged to sketch more often. An article by Jared Spool shared six different ways sketches are used amongst teams. I thought they represented six compelling reasons to start integrating sketching into a meeting.
1–To Leverage the Visual
2–To Communicate an Idea
3–To Record What We are Seeing and Hearing
4–To Work Through Some Thinking
5–To Reflect What We are Hearing (my favorite)
I can attest to number five as a powerful meeting communication tool. So often teams think they are talking about the same thing, and start making decisions before everyone is on the same page. Sketching has proved to clearly demonstrate whether everyone is on the same page, as well as provide a tangible object for everyone to weigh in and communicate their thoughts non-threateningly.
Any of these resonate with you?