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Mind Map Template

Determine key concepts on a graphical layout and let the thoughts radiate through branches from and to the central idea.

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Mind Map Template

A traditional way of taking notes is to follow the chronological sequence of thoughts and, if needed, summarize them using sentences or phrases instead of simple keywords or bullet points. Mind mapping, however, represents an entirely different approach. It links concepts through images or lines, improves our memory and creative thinking, and harnesses the power of visualization and association.

A mind map is an easy way to brainstorm your ideas and put them on a graphical layout without worrying about the order or structure. The connections and links create precise associations and can be more evocative than words. Mind maps not only use images, they are images themselves.

In project management, mind maps are used to create to-do lists or WBS, known as Work Breakdown Structures. They represent a powerful way to collaborate and enhance teamwork, especially when working from different locations. It is also a fantastic way to present the fruits of work to potential clients. They allow many users to provide edits in real-time, making multi-regional teams more effective across the organization.

Thanks to mind maps, you can:

  • Take creative and visual notes on a virtual whiteboard using sticky notes or text blocks.
  • Stimulate your team members to think about problems more deeply, logically, creatively, or analytically.
  • Store less chronologically-based notes and focus more on getting straight to the point.
  • Brainstorm any idea, problem, or concept in a visual way, avoiding unnecessary blocks of texts or visual clutter.
  • Use radial thinking — center the main idea and let more minor thoughts radiate from the central image as branches. Connect them with lines, arrows, or links.
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