Want your team to remember your Strategic Plan? Have them draw it!
When executing a strategic plan, leaders universally complain of the lack of early adoption. Leaders thought it might be the size of the strategic plan, so the “one page strategic plan” emerged. Leaders summarized that if there is less information to read, employees will be more likely to remember and apply it.
But research shows there is a much more effective way to get your employees to remember important things such as a strategic plan.
This year, Jeffrey Wammes of the University of Waterloo wanted to discover the most reliable way to enhance memory. The project involved a large group of students given a list of words.
“We pitted drawing against a number of other known encoding strategies, but drawing always came out on top,” said the study’s lead author, Jeffrey Wammes, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology. “We believe that the benefit arises because drawing helps to create a more cohesive memory trace that better integrates visual, motor and semantic information.”
So you might ask: “How do we draw our strategic plan?”
The answer: Draw your strategic plan with a Results Map.
Strategic Plan Visualization: How to draw your strategic plan
To draw your strategic plan, the leadership team works together to develop a Results Map following the PuMP® Blueprint