Creating a Visual Company: What it means and why productivity hinges upon it
In a Visual Company people communicate visually with flowcharts, mind maps and other visuals just as frequently as they do with written documents. Why?
We live in exponential times. It’s estimated that more unique information will be generated this year alone than in the previous five thousand years combined!
We’ve all heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Visuals let you condense information into a form that is both quickly digestible and shows connections and relationships. In a fast changing world, using visuals helps solve the information overload problem. I believe that within five to ten years, all companies will be visual companies.
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About the Author
Paul Stannard is the founder and CEO of SmartDraw.com. A self-taught software developer, Paul began his career in the PC industry in 1980, founding a software company that developed software for Apple computers. Since that time, he has written more than a dozen published software applications, primarily graphics software. Paul, himself, wrote the first version of SmartDraw, and continues to play a key role in developing the company’s software products. To read Paul’s complete biography, click here.
I have been using SmartDraw 2010 for some time now and find it an easy to use visual processor to create mind maps, claendars, flow charts and Gantt charts. The easy use interface and library of graphics makes it a first class application to turn your company into a visually oriented company. I have taken the time to review SmartDraw 2010 on my blog which you cab take a look at: http://assistivetek.blogspot.com/2009/09/smartdraw-2010-project-management.html
Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.