Educational and Training Tool
This new and original tool was created upon client's request to improve the situation in his company in some effective yet simple way. We have worked with mandalas as team-building tools before so we came up with an idea to create a special mandala solely dedicated to his company and the issues he needed to solve. The mandala that was created used symbols that were solving the client's situation on an unconscious level.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Corporate mandala is a brand new educational and training tool. It is an innovative and unique integration of ancient mandala principle and corporate identity designed to boost teamwork and overall business performance. Furthermore it is a new element of company's corporate identity.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Corporate mandala is a group activity for team or individual activity for manager. It is designed specifically for particular company and it is colored by team or by individual in free and intuitive manner where everyone can chose any color or field. Each coloring session creates unique visual which represents the quality of the moment together.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in 2011 and finished in March 2013 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The corporate mandala design can be printed out on a paper, A2 or A1 poster, canvas or glass and the unique design is then colored.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The specific corporate mandala design can be printed out in any dimensions, preferable on A4, A3, A2 or A1 format.
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Applied qualitative research: effect of dedicated symbols in mandalas on business performance. Used methodology: study, observation, personal interviews. Participants: SME businesses. Results: Symbols used in corporate mandalas dedicated to a certain issues start positive shift in the topic once participants interfere with them using the tool. Strength is that the shift is being started on unconscious level during seemingly playful activity without having to do any rational activity typical for everyday business practice.
The hardest challenge was to truly grasp the essence or spirit of the company the mandala was designed for and the issues that needed to be addressed (similar to logo design). The designer must listen to the client very well in the process. He also needs to have vast knowledge of mandalas, symbols and its meanings, great amount of creativity and "inner comfort" as in the creation of each corporate mandala, it is necessary to combine the experience of a creative designer with somehow spiritual experience.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Pavol Rozloznik, Lubica Hamarova and Dana Hamarova
Pavol Rozloznik, 2012.