tools - Manual Thinking

...and all together: Let´s be creative!

Manual Thinking is a brand-new tool for creative team work. It addresses and structures different forms of creativity, discovery, prioritization and organization in group-dynamic processes. The tool enhances active and democratic team work and involves all participants in the common work process. Very calm and introverted team members will be integrated effectively.

The tool consists of foldable, large-size maps (100 x 70 cm) and detachable multi-use stickers in different forms, colors and sizes. The detachable stickers lower the inhibition threshold at the beginning extremely and invite the users to note and draw their ideas and contributions quickly, briefly and effectively. The evolution process of the maps from the first draft to the final version, which will be enabled by the detachable stickers, is unique and fascinates all teams.

The maps, which are created with Manual Thinking, talk a clear and very illustrative language. This way, the maps, which are ideally archiveable, take quickly some vast effect in each innovation project.

A book on the subject of Manual Thinking was published in 2016. The book contains a step-by-step manual as to the diversified usage of Manual Thinking. A huge, foldable map and colored sticky notes of different sizes, with which the participants may bring in their ideas, come along with the book.

Find more about Manual Thinking and the implementation possibilities here.

The verrocchio Institute added Manual Thinking as a fixed component of the training to become an Innovation Coach. Moreover, the institute offers individual consulting, workshops and sticker sets for Manual Thinking to the clients. Please ask here for a possible workshop format with Manual Thinking:

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