About Virpi Oinonen

Professional visual simplifier. Former digital campaigner.

Why invest in an enterprise social network – Cartoon infographic

Enterprise social networks are slowly (yes, very slowly) replacing email and stale intranets in all kinds of companies. Yet there are still senior managers out there who think that an internal "enterprise social network" like Yammer is for sharing funny cat videos. This infographic ties enterprise social networks to a wider context - the shift [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Enterprise social networks, Infographics|0 Comments

It’s hard to survive in the jungle when you were trained in a zoo – cartoon

Buy this cartoon Were you trained in a zoo? You probably were. I know I was. I came across a blog post on the metaphor of zoos and jungles by management consultant Sonja Blignaut. It nicely contrasts the mindset in an industrial era hierarchical organisation and a more modern, networked organisation. The former assumes a [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Cartoons|0 Comments

Leadership vs management cartoon

What exactly is the difference between leadership and management? One way to differentiate the two concepts is the kind of questions managers and leaders are expected to ask. A managerial mindset is often associated with maintaining processes, a leadership mindset is more about asking the right questions. Virpi @voinonen Buy this cartoon

By | August 29th, 2017|Cartoons|0 Comments

If the rate of change on the outside…

This famous Jack Welch quote has been used in many a presentation. I thought I'd include the man himself in the cartoon. Buy this cartoon

By | August 17th, 2017|Cartoons|0 Comments

Change without purpose

Change without purpose is like stew without meat (or vegan key ingredient of your choice). Unfortunately many change chefs forget the why and then wonder why their internal customers are returning the dish. Buy this cartoon

By | August 14th, 2017|Cartoons|0 Comments

Why change communication should be drawn

Change communication sucks. Most official internal communication is slick and polished. It aligns with the visual brand guidelines, it has been checked for spelling mistakes. It looks perfect. But in change communication the quest for perfection becomes a problem. Why slick sucks Let me explain. When things are changing you are also asking employees to [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Communication tips, Organisational change|2 Comments

Infographic: Why organisations must change

Organisations must change. But why? This infographic explains how our unpredictable and increasingly complex world forces companies to rethink how they operate. It also gives key ways on how they can change to better adapt to our volatile world (VUCA for those who are into management speak). Like the illustrations? You can download them here for [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Infographics, Organisational change|5 Comments

Infographic: Social learning case study

Classroom training and e-learning are not usually the most effective way of learning when it comes to work. The best learning happens by doing and in interaction with colleagues. But thanks to social collaboration tools like Yammer and Slack we can now learn from each other without having to be in the same space at [...]

Infographic: Employee engagement explained

Employee engagement is something companies know they should care about. Chances are you might have been involved in an  "employee engagement initiative"- whether you know about it or not. Unfortunately very few employee engagement initiatives address the root causes of disengagement: lack of autonomy, mastery and purpose. This infographic makes the case for creating communication [...]

Transforming Telefónica with Yammer – infographic

Want to make a giant corporation more innovative? More entrepreneurial? Chances are you also need to transform the internal communication channels: use less email (it stifles knowledge flows) and favour more open and faster internal social networking tools like Yammer or Slack. This infographic is a story of how an internal community manager, Luz Rodrigo [...]