Posted on October 08, 2017

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently hosted its monthly workshop on the subject, “Mind Map Your Career”. The workshop was held to demonstrate how creating a career mind map is a great way to organise and brainstorm thoughts onto paper, leading to clarity around one’s career.

During the workshop, Coach Abdel Rahman Al Abdallah explained the importance of having a career planning mind map and how It can help manage the direction one wants in his/her career to take, the job skills and knowledge needed, and how to get them. He also shed light on how a career planning mind map helps one focus on what he/she should do when thinking about a new career. “A Mind Map is a diagram used to organise all kinds of information in a more visual and memorable way and is the right tool to help you brainstorm and discover you career purpose,” said Coach Al Abdallah. He said mind maps are created around one single topic and then ideas are added around it with key ideas linked directly to the central subject, and other ideas branching out from these.

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According to Coach Al Abdallah, mind mapping is the single best way to visually and textually organise ideas, projects, thoughts, and tasks in a way that gives you a structure and sensibly links related concepts. “You can apply mind maps to just about anything, from writing a book to creating a marketing plan. It helps you think the way your brain was designed to think and organise and process information,” added Coach Al Abdallah.

Furthermore, Coach Al Abdallah also touched on the applications of mind map in business and management. He explained that mind maps have many levels. Some calls these branches, as in a tree. “In the center, you have the root – the core concept, and then from that center, you branch out. Your first level of branches is your key core branches, the thick ones that you first notice when you look at a tree. You can then go on to create second and third levels to your branches, as you build out each brand in more levels. The levels add layers of detail,” he added

Reem Al Suwaidi, General Manager of Bedaya, said," Mind mapping is a tool that helps to think, learn and remember. Every individual can use this technique irrespective of the nature of his/her work as it is similar to our way of thinking. The number one purpose of career mind map is to help build careers as it provides everything you need for getting recognised, getting promoted and creating your dream career. Using Mind Maps at work will not only transform the way you work, but also introduce a fun element into your daily grind.”