‘Anywhere Organisation’ Ready?

Published: 14th June, 2021

The term may not be that familiar to you, ‘Anywhere Organisation’ however the indications are of a direction of travel towards your people working from anywhere and similarly your customers buying from a range of geographical locations. Whether you choose it be this way a lot of the developments in recent years suggest we think of the Challenges and Opportunties that the shift will bring to your organisation.

Check out the highloghts of a great example of our interactive conversations where we huddle around the Board and as a result get onto the same page. When you experience how it works you may want to the same kind of conversation within your own team- and that’s not just at the top of the shop! We break down complex concepts in a way that everyone, and we mean everyone can be involved. To hear what myself and colleagues have to say about the subject, and also to make your own contribution to the discussion.

You can download the case study we used here: https://bit.ly/3ySJpnp

The way employees work has changed dramatically in the past year as the world has had to quickly adopt work-from-home technologies for the sake of user productivity and business operations. While this has given employees the freedom to access data from practically anywhere, it also brings with it a host of challenges when it comes to mitigating business risk.

In this session we saw how the BIG PICTURE® Board:

– Helps to focus what is Partner and Supplier relationship and the differences between- this is particularly helpful when studying the Supply Chain;
– Provides a frame within which colleagues will develop a better understanding of where they can most value to an organisation. If this is in a number of areas then that’s a conversation in itself;

– How it’s a great leveller in attracting colleagues from different backgrounds and understandings, maybe even education, to bring the whole team together on to the same page; and
– By using ‘scarcity’ we can encourage both diverse ideas and the convergent thinking to focus on what the key Challenges and most importantly Opportunities are.

The ‘webinar’ word doesn’t really describe what it is we do with our time in sessions. We love a conversation where everyone has the chance to contribute.

Participants are provided with the means to make connections thus drawing attention to the conversation that is going on around.

It’s how we roll!


This was a fabulous demonstration and whether you’ve watched the highlights here are a few points to further your thinking as to why you would get ‘Anywhere Organisation’ Ready with the help of a BIG PICTURE® conversation:

1. You can start with a pre-populated Board to speed the conversation at the beginning. If you do that that then it’s essential this is a shared frame otherwise the spoken and written language we use will allow for misunderstandings and individual focus area that don’t allow for a common understanding and more importantly the actions that we need to come together on;

2. As Richard suggested that starting with a question of ‘what were/are we good at?’ reminds us of the need to have a clear focus and purpose to the business particuarly when big changes are afoot as in this Case Study. This is a chance to reassess the ‘What is the business here for?’ statement at the top of the BIG PICTURE® Board;

3. We demonstrated how powerful a diversity of ideas are when it comes to making a pivot in the business. Whether it’s a People- Process- or System lens having different perspectives in the conversation means it’s more likely to develop the right points in the most helpful way;

4. From time to time out of the emerges a new idea and concept in it’s own right. In this case Agile and Lean for contracting in the Supply Chain. This requires it’s own conversation as something we would refer to as a ‘gem’;

5. Continue the collaboration into the prioritisation of ideas. We’ve had to crack this due to the number of Opportunites that emerge and so using a ‘scarcity’ model using the Opportunities drawer in the Digital Kit. This would be equally effective, maybe more so, using physical Symbols in the room. Agreeing a criteria as part of the rules of the game are useful methods to ensure the priority list at the end is one that every participant can sign-up to both understanding and delivering.

Time to tell your own story – let’s go ..


Please do ask us to help you achieve this same impact in your organisation. We can deliver this activity for you and at the same time upskill your team to take over the delivery. You can weave this into your ongoing activities which means you’re paying once for resources and deploying them many times across your organisation.

Find out more about our approach for Engaging Strategy led by Bryce Biggs. You can have a go yourself by printing and writing on the resource within the brochure you can download. The stuff we care about is all over our YouTube channel @YourBigPic. I would love to take you through a taster of BIG PICTURE® in a Webinar you can sign-up for here. Thanks for reading!