By Tom Davidson
Individuals and teams often have to organize a great deal of information in a useable way. Mind mapping is a perfect tool, particularly for qualitative information that cannot easily be put in a graph, table, or chart. The applications of mind mapping are numerous, but some uses include: finding root causes, planning a project, gathering data, and assigning responsibilities. It is a valuable tool for a team, because it combines diverse information quickly and visually, so the process can involve every member efficiently.