How to find clarity in a world gone mad
Now, more than ever, we are surrounded by confusion and uncertainty. It’s often hard to get a clear picture in your mind of what the real issues are and how to solve them. Mind mapping software can help immeasurably.
For many centuries, military planners struggled with how to minimize “the fog of war.” During battle, soldiers and commanders frequently lost their sense of direction, location and perspective. They would find themselves in a debilitating psychological fog that made it nearly impossible to assess their position and strength of their foes or their own troops. Well-planned attacks would degenerate into mass confusion.
Navigating through the COVID-19 “fog”
The fog of war is a very apt metaphor for the challenges we face today.
The business world, in the midst of a global pandemic and its primary and secondary effects, is anything but predictable. It’s hard to plan for the next month or year when we’re surrounded by so much uncertainty.
Do you hunker down and try to ride out the crisis? Or do you double-down on your business model? Or do you pivot to a new approach, despite your dwindling resources? How long will the pandemic affect your business? When will customer confidence return? How do you protect the livelihoods of your valued employees?
There’s so much at stake. But there don’t seem to be any easy answers. Trying to work through all of the potential scenarios and outcomes in your head is enough to give anyone a migraine. It’s no wonder leaders get stuck in an immobilizing mental fog.
But the right tools can help you achieve greater clarity in times of uncertainty. Today, technology gives the military almost perfect visibility of the battlefield, both at the micro and macro levels. It has nearly eradicated the fog of war and the blinding uncertainty that comes with it.
When it comes to navigating through the uncertainty in our own lives, mind mapping software can help us to externalize out thoughts, collect data, resources and ideas, make better-informed decisions and set a clearer path toward the future.
Here are 4 articles that can help you understand how mind mapping software enables clarity: