Images of Organisations® Online

Images of Organisations® Online

1 - 50 participants

Popular image based activity. Highly versatile and can be used with individuals or teams to generate rich discussions.

Spark discussions with our Images of Organisations® Online image deck. This collection, brimming with visual metaphors, captures the essence of organisational scenarios and business situations. Whether you're kickstarting a session with an icebreaker, delving into team development, conducting performance reviews, or wrapping up with a reflective activity, these images pave the way for insightful discussions about experiences, emotions, and perceptions.

Since its creation by RSVP Design Ltd. Images of Organisations® has cemented its place as a favourite among users. Each of the 16 meticulously curated images, rendered in a captivating cartoon style, resonates with the myriad emotions and experiences common in organisational settings. From committee meetings to regular team huddles, these images echo sentiments shared by professionals over the years, encapsulating the essence of being part of a team or organisation at specific moments.

Versatility & Compatibility:
  • Suitable for groups ranging from 2 to 50 participants. Ideal for virtual training sessions for small groups or large groups of up to fifty
  • Seamlessly integrates with popular video conferencing tools like Zoom, MS Teams, and Google Meet.

  1. Enhance management and workplace communication.
  2. Boost team and organisational performance.
  3. Streamline personal and team development planning.
  4. Tackle challenging conversations with sensitivity.
  5. Foster a culture of constructive feedback.
  6. Amplify learning retention with memorable introductory or concluding activities.
  7. Mitigate team conflicts through enriched dialogues.

An example of how to use the Images of Organisations activity within your organisation or with clients is our 6 week communication skills mini programme.
Images of Organisations® is designed to facilitate deeper understanding and discussions about organisational dynamics. Each card in the deck features a visual metaphor, capturing the essence of various business situations and organizational scenarios. These images serve as catalysts, sparking conversations about individual and collective experiences, emotions, and perceptions within a professional setting. Each image also includes a useful list of questions for the facilitator to  use to potentially extend or deepen the conversations.

  1. Icebreakers: Kickstart workshops, training sessions, or team meetings by allowing participants to select an image that resonates with their current feelings or perceptions about the organization.
  2. Team Development: Use the images to identify and discuss team dynamics, strengths, challenges, and areas for improvement.
  3. Performance Reviews: During one-on-ones, have employees select cards that represent their journey, challenges, or achievements over a period.
  4. Activity Debrief/Review: Post-activity or project, use the images to facilitate reflection on what went well and what could be improved.
  5. Closing Activities: Conclude workshops or sessions by having participants select images that encapsulate their takeaways or feelings at the end.
  6. Feedback Sessions: Encourage open dialogue about team or organizational dynamics in a non-confrontational manner using the images as conversation starters.

  1. Enhanced Communication: The visual metaphors provide a non-threatening platform for individuals to express feelings or perceptions that might be challenging to articulate otherwise.
  2. Increased Empathy: By sharing and discussing the reasons behind their image choices, team members can gain insights into their colleagues' perspectives, fostering a more empathetic work environment.
  3. Clearer Understanding of Dynamics: The images can help teams and leaders identify underlying issues, strengths, or dynamics that might not be immediately apparent.
  4. Actionable Insights: Discussions stemming from the images can lead to actionable insights, helping teams or organizations address challenges or capitalize on strengths.
  5. Strengthened Team Cohesion: Sharing and discussing personal perceptions and experiences can lead to a stronger sense of team unity and understanding.
  6. Improved Feedback Mechanisms: Using the images as a basis, feedback can be given and received in a constructive, non-confrontational manner.
  7. Memorable Learning Experiences: The visual nature of the tool ensures that discussions and insights derived from the sessions are more likely to be remembered and acted upon.
The Images of Organisations can be used in many different situations. Here are some simple examples but feel free to generate your own!

At the start of a online conference or training programme in which delegates do not know each other
 As the participants arrive, ask them to choose one or two images that say something about their working lives!
In plenary or when they move to their conference breakout groups, ask them to introduce themselves to each other by explaining why they chose the cards they did. This allows them to say a lot about their current work positions and also perhaps to move towards personal objectives for the programme.

As a way of finding out about different perspectives amongst team members
Are different individuals experiencing very different things at the same time? Are some under much more pressure than others? Is one person’s exciting change another’s nightmarish upheaval? Who may need support and who is in a position to offer it?

As a lead-in to team action planning at the end of a team development programme
Summarise the work that the team has done and their enhanced understanding by completing the ‘current state/desired state’ activity. However good the team is, there will be scope for improvement. Focus on that by working with the ‘ideal’ team image. (If none of the images fit, ask the group to describe their ideal image!)

In specialist events such as strategic planning workshops or risk assessment workshops
As a team looks ahead to the challenges it is facing, how do team members feel? Which of the images represent real risks or challenges? What can the team do to recognise these now and build strategies to either avoid the risks altogether or create options if the risks do emerge?

In exploring organisational values
What do the individual images that team members have chosen say about their individual values? What is important to them about working in this team/on this project/as part of this organisation? How are those individual values represented in team or organisational values?


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Average duration
60 mins
1 - 50

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