Here’s what Dr. Lynell Burmark, Ph.D. Associate at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development writes,
“Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can only retain about seven bits of information (plus or minus two). This is why, by the way, that we have seven-digit phone numbers. Images, on the other hand, go directly into long-term memory where they are indelibly etched.”
Making things visual is critical to productivity. This might include:
- Condensing key elements of a presentation down to a few visual elements.
- Exploring how more visual process mapping can support work flow, collaboration and problem solving.
- Using graphics and photos strategically and changing screensavers on a regular basis to reinforce key messages or ideas (i.e. starting the year with a photo of the team’s vision, and circulating this back on a monthly or quarterly basis)
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