New Survey Reveals That Mind Mapping Software Increases User Productivity by 20 Percent

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Mind mapping software increases the productivity of business users by 20 percent, according to the results of a recent survey by InnovationTools.com.

Mind mapping software increases the productivity of business users by 20 percent, according to the results of a recent survey by InnovationTools.com.

Most executives today face an endless barrage of e-mails, phone calls and new projects, which makes it difficult for them to juggle everything. They are also required to gather, organize, analyze, synthesize and make sense of unprecedented amounts of information, deftly separating the wheat from the chaff and making fast, informed decisions.

“Mind mapping software is uniquely suited to help busy executives with these needs, and its acceptance is steadily growing,” explains InnovationTools.com founder Chuck Frey. “But there hasn’t been much quantitative data available anywhere on what people are doing with it, and how it benefits them. This survey was designed to shed some light on those issues.”

During August 2006, InnovationTools.com surveyed 508 users of mind mapping software about a variety of business-related issues, including which software programs they’re using, the applications for which they are using them and the productivity increase that this type of software provides to them. On average, respondents said that their mind mapping software gives them a productivity increase of 20 percent. Respondents also listed their top applications of mind mapping software as project management, preparing presentations, note taking and problem solving.

The survey also addressed the issue of sharing mind maps with others who may not be familiar with this visual format for presenting information and knowledge, and why it’s sometimes hard to push for wider implementation of mind mapping software in organizations.

To obtain a copy of the complete survey results, please visit http://www.innovationtools.com/survey/index.asp.

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