Decision making with mind maps
Mind mapping is very valuable in achieving a proper situational awareness when preparing for and making a decision.
On a mind map you can describe the decision and its objectives, set out the parties involved, including the final decision maker and elucidate the many considerations, factors, weighting, alternatives, risks and so on.
You can plan and record such due diligence as may be needed, collect and organize the required information, presenting to others, evaluate the pros and cons, and finally make the decision.
Setting out the decision
Describe the decision to be made; describe the objectives of the decision – what is it trying to achieve?
Determine parties involved
Identify the decision maker(s)
- pros and cons of each
- Prioritize each by effectiveness
- Parties involved – anticipate objections