I never imagined that I would be able to provide visuals like this. I was under the impression that you needed to be good at art and drawing. It was a liberating experience to find out that actually it helps not to be too confident and experienced at drawing. This allows us to keep it simple and concentrate on what it is exactly we are trying to communicate, not the drawing itself. With some expert guidance I found I really enjoyed it. There's great pleasure in seeing a project or piece of work communicate its value in such a powerful way. It's been incredibly useful. Many people have a preference for visual communications and in situations where it's vital that everyone can participate, it helps provide inclusive communication. It's also been very popular with groups I didn't expect to like it so much. Busy managers and clinicians appreciate how much can be efficiently communicated in a visual. Thank you Cara and Graphic Change I look forward to learning more.
First published Dec 2015
Jane Pightling has experience across the public, private and charitable sector. Through her work in the NHS Leadership Academy and her consultancy Evolutionary Connections she developed complex systems leadership capacity, providing training, coaching programmes and establishing networks and communities of practice to sustain learning. She maintains her social work registration and her commitment to person centred and community focused approaches. Jane has a deep interest in the potential offered by new ways of working, designing and building organisations and communities that can best deliver this kind of service. She works mainly with organisations in the health and care sector to develop approaches that design in autonomy, wholeness and purpose.