about 6 years ago
Joe's Motors have used a Mind Map to clarify their service, staffing, QA, goals and marketing plans.
As you can see from the example Mind Map, the company, Joe's Motors have planned their business by breaking down the business into the categories: Service, Quality, Target market, Business ethics, Marketing/sales, Placement, and Staffing. In this way, all the important aspects of the business are covered. When dealing with the specifics of the business directions, you find it easy to brainstorm the ideas, adding them at the appropriate place and rearranging as necessary.
When presenting this to the existing staff in the business, they will be able to see how all the parts work together, and why their particular job is important and valuable to the business. They are likely to see other areas of the business where they can contribute, so you benefit from their increased productivity, increased enthusiasm, and using talents that may otherwise be underutilized.
You can then use the Mind Map as a poster on the wall so that both staff and clients can see what the business is all about.
When presenting this information to management or investors, they can understand the logical connections between the items as well as seeing the overview of the business. They buy in to the concepts quicker, making those funding requests go so much more smoothly.