Mindmapping, or mental mapping, is a simple and visual way to organize ideas, by representing and connecting them in a dedicated space. Photos, words, symbols, colors, drawings, everything can be used to convey your message, and to make sure everyone in your business team understands it.
This powerful and creative tool can help improve team meetings, workshops, learning and information retention. On a mindmap, it becomes easier to visualize all the ins and outs of a project in no time, and then faster find the right solutions. Even more, this can help a lot to increase productivity and boost your team's collaboration and creative energy!
Looking for more efficient and visual mindmaps?
A need to structure your mindmaps
If you have already tried to share your ideas visually through mind maps, one of your main conclusions probably would have been that it can quickly get out of control. Too much space on one side, not enough on the other, with 100 sticky notes holding tight in a little square, and threads between ideas crossing in all directions...
Does this ring a bell? In the end, it can even raise doubts about the efficiency of mindmapping in your work, because the after picture looks more confusing than the before. Then, how can you save time and make your group mind mapping sessions clear and logical?
A tough exercise as a team
When it's just you and your mindmap, it is easier to represent things in the way you imagine them. But when a project requires to be mapped visually with your team for effective business, you need skills and help to ensure good overall coordination, especially when everyone is not physically together.
To put into perspective all the shared ideas, your mind map needs to be constantly up to date as the group reflection moves forward. And here is how you can make it work with organized, collaborative and accessible mindmaps!