As the delivery of care continues to transform, physicians are being called upon to address costs, improve outcomes and increase patient engagement. Miami-based Gapingvoid, a consulting firm focused on change management, believes they can help meet that triple aim by creating immersive art installations that purposefully connect people with positive outcomes both visually and emotionally.
Many hospital and clinic waiting rooms are stark, dated, poorly lit and uninviting. As Gapingvoid CEO Jason Korman points out, the only thing to fixate on is likely a 2010 copy of People.
University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center looks a little brighter these days. Maybe it’s because of the new building. Or perhaps it’s the smiles of recent graduates glad to be rid of homework. But one new development stands out among the rest: the opening of a permanent exhibition featuring 80—that’s right, 80—artworks by the cartoonist Hugh Macleod.
“If you’ve ever been to Paris, or Rome, or any old European city, no matter where you stay, you walk out of your hotel room, you walk two steps, and you look up, and there’s this art,” says Jason Korman, CEO of Gapingvoid, which helps companies “transform [their] businesses” through art.
Some of the world’s biggest companies are taking serious business advice from lighthearted cartoons. The likes of Intel, Volkswagen AG and Cisco have turned to artist Hugh MacLeod and business partner Jason Korman of Miami Beach-based Gapingvoid Ltd. to inspire employees and revamp corporate culture.
We’ve been turning to the comic pages for a long time for business advice, whether intentional or purely by luck.
Gapingvoid’s unique style of visual communication has long been popular among successful and aspiring entrepreneurs: They decorate their offices with prints of gapingvoid art; they wear our t-shirts; and they read our blog and newsletter. We admire and appreciate all entrepreneurs – they are the future – and we salute them (and you) with this short look at entrepreneurship told through a series of cartoons.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – When artist Hugh McLeod first starting scribbling cartoon art with motivational messages for businesses on the backs of business cards years ago he had no idea his work would eventually adorn the walls of some of the top corporations in the world including Microsoft and Facebook.
For Hugh MacLeod of Gapingvoid, the message behind his work offers a special meaning to anyone who comes across it – at home or in the office.
Get inside the head of an entrepreneur through cartoonist and author Hugh MacLeod’s first one-man show. “I’m Not Delusional: The Art of the Entrepreneur” is a tribute to the emotional journey of the entrepreneur.