The recent global recession had an interesting side effect, which few people stop to think about: It laid bare the average manager, whose skills were, by and large, commoditized. How to differentiate yourself? Become an “information ninja.”
Managers and leaders, because of the variety and importance of the duties they perform, are more subject to information overload and lack of clarity than most people. That means they can benefit the most from incorporating mind mapping software into their work styles. Here are 9 ways in which managers and leaders can utilize it to be more effective.
I recently came across an article from MIT Sloan Management Review that explains the current and future challenges facing businesses, how they are different from the past, and the kind of thinking that’s necessary to address them. Not surprisingly, mind mapping software is ideally suited to meet these needs.
Our last discussion question focused on the value that mind mapping software provides to you. Your answers mainly focused on individual use of mind mapping software. That begs the question: What is the essential value that it provides to you in a team setting?
Several weeks ago, I asked you to share your thoughts on the value proposition of mind mapping. In other words, what is the essential value, the key benefit it provides to you, and how would you describe that to someone else in just a few sentences? Here’s a distillation of what you had to say.
Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for comments on “mind mapping in the recession” contest. The number of stories that you shared (over 60) and the ideas I gleaned from reading them were amazing! Here is a summary of the major themes.