Decision making with mind maps

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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[edit]

Describe the decision to be made; describe the objectives of the decision – what is it trying to achieve?

Determine parties involved[edit]

Identify the decision maker(s)

Elucidate considerations[edit]

Factors
Weights
Alternatives
pros and cons of each
Prioritize each by effectiveness
Options
Risks
Parties involved – anticipate objections

Conduct due diligence[edit]

Collecting and organizing required information[edit]

Presenting to others and discussing[edit]

Evaluate pros and cons[edit]

Make the decision![edit]

Record keeping[edit]

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