Gael Ltd., developers of MindGenius, offer a consulting service that helps companies to capture and organize and catalog its knowledge, as reported in the British publication eStrategiesEurope.
Knowledge management starts with knowledge capture, which article author Ralph Clark (CEO of Gael) explains is often the most daunting part of the process:
"Capturing the vast amounts of information gathered can be difficult too. It is impossible to make sense of a room covered in flip charts and Post-It notes. Collating the information afterwards is an arduous task and in many organisations is something that takes weeks or may be dropped due to the impossibility of the task."
As part of its intellectual harvesting service, Gael trains client executives on how to utilize MindGenius to quickly capture knowledge during employee input meetings, and then flexibly organize it in ways that make sense to the company. The article explains how one company, Bristow Helicopter, used this technique to identify areas of waste, streamline business processes and revitalize their business.
If you’re looking at utilizing mind mapping for knowledge management, this is definitely a worthwhile read.