For many, one of the most stressful things about work is just that—all the work. In such an up-and-down economy, businesses don’t always have the size of staff they need, so employees are forced to take on extra roles and juggle extra responsibilities. Even if your work is simple and straightforward, life can get complicated because of the many other responsibilities that go along with it—driving the kids to school, cooking dinner, mowing the lawn, buying your sister her birthday present, and somewhere in there you have to find time for a shower. Fortunately, there are “mind mapping tools” available to help everyday people to plan efficiently, brainstorm ideas and do mind dumps. Click Here to Read Article …Popular search terms for this article:
I’ve recently started using mind mapping software for managing ideas.
Mind maps are graphical representations of outlines. The advantage over a traditional outline is that you can connect related topics. It’s also easier for some visually oriented people to review.
Like I said, I use it plan ideas. I start with the idea name as the center node (topics are called nodes) and create nodes for tasks and concepts that will guide the project. The resulting mind map helps me figure out where to start work.
It’s also handy for brainstorming. The mind map becomes a record of ideas and questions. Later when I’m ready to develop the idea, it’s a clear representation of what I was thinking. To me, it’s clearer than traditional notes. Click Here to Read Article …Popular search terms for this article: