About Square Wheels - Tools for Organizational Improvement
The illustration depicts a wagon puller and his team drawing a cart on Square Wheels. The wagon puller can be said to be the Leader and the ones pushing his team. The wagon body can represent the organization. Its Square Wheels symbolize the things that work, albeit not always smoothly. And the Round Wheels - already inside the wagon - represent the ideas that could make the wagon or organization operate more smoothly. But communications are difficult and visions critical!
Square Wheels illustrations introduce people to the idea of using visual aids to represent the organization and its processes. Illustrations in the series are then used to lead the group on a journey of creativity, quality, teamwork and communications with a goal of generating active involvement and participation. Square Wheels involves an interactive process that allows people to quickly grasp the key ideas and to respond openly, without defensiveness, where barriers are more easily broken down. People, therefore, become actively involved in defining problems and generating ideas and solutions.
The Square Wheels simulation is a proven tool for leading to better communications, roadblock and change management as well as organizational improvement, and because of its "illustration" nature, it is bombproof and makes sessions highly engaging and successful. Our facilitators use these illustrations to ASK people for their ideas. By asking and involving, they generate ideas and understanding. And by their active engagement, they develop a sense of ownership. There is much less resistance from people who are asked to implement their own ideas rather than someone else's!
Square Wheels are used for creativity, team building and communications. It is a unique tool for initiating exchanges of ideas while being fun, engaging, effective and powerful since 1993.
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