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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 9

Individual and collective mind mapping

What the tool is

We do not think in linear, structured ways, instead combining ideas and making associations. The mind map allows us to organise these connected ideas visually and so sparks new associations. Individual mind maps can help us to solve simple problems.

Collective mind maps, drawn on a large scale, can help us to see new associations as others add their ideas to the picture.

When to use it

  • When you need to think on a large scale, resolving problems whose solutions may have far-reaching effects.
  • As a planning tool, to ensure that you have covered all possibilities.
  • As a design tool, working in collaboration with others.

What you will need

  • Working alone, a sheet of paper and coloured ...

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