StrengthsMapper is a new add-in for MindManager that helps companies seeking an edge in today’s turbulent business environment to build stronger teams. Based upon the principles of Strengths Based Management, this innovative program helps individuals and teams to visually map out a plan for personal and professional growth and development. According to the principles of Strengths Based Management, people’s capabilities cluster into four basic domains of strengths: strategic thinking, striving, relationship building and the ability to influence others (Here is a link to the news release announcing this new add-in).
StrengthsMapper comes in two versions: StrengthsMapper Basic is designed to help individuals to improve their analysis and decision-making capabilities. It provides a vivid graphic depiction of personal strength characteristics in a way that is superior to an ordinary text document. It provides a visual representation of their five top strengths identified in the results of the online questionnaire found at on the Strengths Finder web site. These results are easily transferred into StrengthsMapper. StrengthsMapper Basic also provides an Action Plan wizard that individuals can use to develop and hone their strengths. The user can develop a personalized action plan that can easily be updated as action items are mastered and stretch goals are set.
The other version, StrenthsMapper Pro, enables managers to create a pool of Personal Strengths Maps for their direct reports, develop a profile of the duties and responsibilities for a particular project, and then match team members with these duties, based upon their talents and skills. The beauty of the mind map format is that it enables managers to quickly see if there are key strengths missing or over represented when forming a team. They can change out team members or modify specific assignments based on the best individual strengths of team members.
A free 21-day trial of StrengthsMapper can be downloaded at www.strengthsmapper.com. StrengthsMapper Basic is available for US$37, while StrengthsMapper Pro retails for US$137 – a bargain, considering the productivity gains that can be reaped by pairing the right people with the right assignments!