When it comes to creativity and innovation, there's often a push for wild and crazy ideas. Wild and crazy ideas can be great and lead to great things, but they may also require wild and crazy resources. If resources are limited, the most creative, innovative, and practical solutions may simply be to use what you already have.
Visual thinking can help you take stock of the resources you have. And understand how they're currently being used. And how they all work together. Once you know what you have to work with, you can better figure out how to use those resources in new ways...even if you just want to build a better snowman!