| | | Image Credit: http://live-the-solution.com/ |Mindmapping
Mindmapping is a powerful graphic technique that can be applied to any situation in which improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance performance and effectiveness. As a non-linear method of organizing information, it allows the capture of the natural flow of ideas. Individuals or by groups can employ mindmapping to improve simple tasks, such as writing a memo, and to more complex tasks, such as obtaining a shared perspective on a complex project. (From the ODI Toolkit) Mindmaps can be hand-drawn on flip charts or rendered with computer software.
When do I use it?
I have a strong and positive experience with mindmapping of team discussions in Pakistan. We used the MindManager software on the computer with a beamer. Thus, it is a handy tool for keeping minutes of any teamwork, brainstorming, checklists, parts of planning
processes, etc. One person assures facilitation, another is visualizing the discussion and keeping the minutes.
What is the quality of results?
At the beginning, this tool was quite unusual for most of my Pakistani colleagues; but after some time, all could use it actively and recognised the advantage.
The convincing features of this kind of visualization are:
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