3 Ways To Create Community Engagement Through Visuals

imagethink drawing of hands shaking to show appreciation

Show Your Team Appreciation (Literally)

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to reflect on the people in our lives–both personal and professional–who matter most to us.  Showing appreciation for your team mates is crucial for a company culture of mutual support and longterm growth. That’s why this week on the blog, we’re sharing a few visual tools and exercises to help your team realize how much they mean to you. Not only will they boost morale and give you the warm fuzzies–they’ll also help you uncover workplace intersections that can lead to better collaboration in the coming year.

an illustrated biography of linkedin's cmo shannon brayton, by imagethink graphic recording

Illustrated bios are a great way to show team members and loved ones that you acknowledge their hard work.

Give Your Team The Gift Of Illustrated Bios

At ImageThink, it’s a longstanding tradition to create illustrated bios for folks when they join the team. It’s our way of showing appreciation for their work, their collaboration, and their accomplishments both in and out of the office.
Now, we’re sharing that tradition with someone else who deeply matters to us–our clients. Whether you want to celebrate a team member or a loved one, illustrated biographies are not only beautiful to look at, they also show a deep knowledge of the recipient. 
Whether you post it on social media or hang it on your wall, you’ll tell the world your story at glance. Equally at home as a holiday gift or as personal marketing material, you’ll see meaningful moments memorialized in beautiful artwork—just like the one we made for LinkedIn CMO, Shannon Brayton.
Get in touch today for custom quotes on illustrated biographies!

a sketchnote showing appreciation to team members from a meeting of imagethink graphic recording

Sketch out the moment that a co-worker helped you, and how it connects to your company values.

Sketchnote The Moments That Mattered

In the chaos of the day-to-day, it’s easy to lose sight of how much we rely on one another, or to lose appreciation for the ways other support our work. It’s all to easy to focus on the moments others have missed the mark, or to put up blinders to the work on someone else’s plate. But making time to acknowledge your team members’ hard work can make a huge difference in how you work together and collaborate. 

Whether it’s at a lunch and learn, or part of a team offsite, set aside some time to do some appreciative pictionary. Have your team draw a moment that another team member supported them this past year in a way that really mattered. Go around the table, sharing the drawings, and having folks guess what’s happening in each. It’s fun, and a little silly, but it can make a big difference to see how everyone’s work intersects, and to remember that no one can do it alone.

Roll Out The Red Carpet For Personalized Awards

You get a trophy, you get a trophy, and you get a trophy! At your year-end meeting, assign someone to be master of ceremonies at a team awards night, and honor the large and small accomplishments of your team members. Like illustrated bios, this is a great way of recognizing the hard work of everyone in your department. The best part? It only costs the price of a novelty trophy, and attention to the work of those around you.

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