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Mind Mapping Tool -- use in designing your teambuilding training event and for collaboration

When I set out to design a teambuilding training event I start by creating a "Mind Map".

New to Mind Maps?  Here's what Wikipedia has to say on the subject

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

Read the full Wikipedia article describing Mind Maps HERE

Master coach Andrea Lee points us to a great online Mind Mapping tool here:

5 ways to use Mind Maps with your team:

  1. Use a Mind Map in a team brainstorming session to design your next staff retreat.
  2. Read Covey's "The Speed of Trust" as a team and then Mind Map the lessons from the book that are pertinent to your team and how you will APPLY those lessons.
  3. Produce a staff training manual as a Mind Map.
  4. Get clear on your personal mission, values, standards using a Mind Map.
  5. Train your staff how to use Mind Maps and then, when it's time for a one-on-one meeting, have the staff person create a Mind Map of what they want to discuss / accomplish and bring it to the meeting.


michael cardus

mind mapping works for more than just team building content. I often go "analog" with a note book and draw out my pwr. ppt presentation - words and poorly drawn images - on three or four pages of a notebook. This works well if your computer freezes or you forget your flash drive you know the story and can present because you have the presentation all worked out.

Jennifer Goddard

I use Mind Maps all the time for team work. Here is one on building a future together that was in Tony Buzan's book, Mind Maps at Work - well worth the read.

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