Mind mapping is a fascinating area, with many devoted fans around the world. Mind mapping software is enjoying increasing popularity as the ultimate productivity tool for overworked and over-messaged knowledge workers.
People tend to get pretty passionate about it. Several years ago, one of the major software vendors in this niche decided to ask some non-traditional survey questions of its users, to see what people’s emotional connection was with their software. They asked questions like, “How would you feel if product X was suddenly taken away from you, and you couldn’t use it any more?”
They reported that numerous people got upset at the thought of having to work without their favorite planning and brainstorming tool. This story made me smile, but it points to something deeper, a connection between this method of visual thinking and who people are – and who they want to become. In short, mind mapping inspires people. That begs the question:
What, specifically, inspires YOU about mind mapping?
What gets you excited about it?
What kind of a tangible difference has it made in your life?
Could you imagine working and creating without it?
I look forward to your thoughts and insights, which are always thought-provoking. Thanks in advance for contributing to this discussion!