Mind mapping and mind maps can be used on many different ways, and find applications in many scenarios. We selected 10 examples of real-life uses of mind maps.
A mind map can be described as a graphic organizer or a diagram that assists students or people, in general, to visualize what they are reading and discover connections between distinct pieces of information.
There are plenty of authors that have researched mind mapping so let’s take a look at 3 of the authors and their respective research in this area.
They say a picture tells a story better than words, and that is definitely true when it comes to working as well. Using different types of mind maps is a professional and easy way of introducing a visual element into your work.
Mind mapping isn't a new phenomenon, in fact, it's been around for at least 30 years already. However, it's a technique that's often underused in blogging. It's one of the best ways to get information across to your reader in a fun and easy to understand way. Here's how to create them, and how to use them when you're blogging.
For a long time, just like everyone else, I would take meeting notes with a piece of paper and a pen. As the meeting progressed, I’d note down quotes from others, promises on my behalf and anything that struck me as being important.
We are looking at a customer-supplier IT outsourcing relationship. Over the years, many problems and irritations have escalated until a point where the customer finds it unacceptable to continue as-is and suggests his supplier to engage an independent mediator to solve their disputes. The objective of the mediation is to continue the collaboration and prevent formal litigation. This situation is classic for IT outsourcing: a customer is disappointed regarding services delivered and thinks he does not get what he needs or is entitled to, regularly feels not well served by supplier personnel, and is distrustful with regard to the accuracy of invoices. The supplier experiences his customer as over demanding, loss leading and unpleasant to work for. The chosen mediator uses an approach that many may find unorthodox and innovative.
So, you’ve just discovered Mind Mapping. You may have been on a course, a workshop, read a book, or watched an online video on the marvels of Mind Mapping.
You think Mind Maps are going to change your world and your life.
You tell everybody around you about this wonderful new technique called Mind Mapping and how it works the way your brain works.
Most of us understand the concept of mind-mapping. We think of a teacher at a white board with a topic in the middle and students volunteering ideas or suggestions that relate to that topic. This is a very popular teaching tool in elementary schools especially, as teachers try to give students practice in classification and organization. As students move into their high school years, mind mapping is not used as much.
Just as mentioned before, when we talked about how mind mapping can help you stay more competitive, а mind mapping software provides business executives and top managers with a unique set of visual modeling tools; thus enabling them to easily manipulate information, knowledge, and ideas. Having this in mind, an increasing number of savvy business people are incorporating this type of productivity tool for a huge number of applications, from which we enumerate the following:
Being successful today in any organization requires you to differentiate yourself, to separate yourself from the pack of people with similar backgrounds and career experience. To paraphrase the late Steve Jobs, you need to “think different.”
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