It’s hard to believe that 2017 is nearly over. While we’re excited that a fresh new year is upon us, it’s important to keep ourselves motivated and productive right until the very end of the month. Now that we’re deep into December, it’s crucial to stay on top of your holiday marketing campaigns in order to hit those end of year sales and start the new year with a bang.
But with the distractions of Christmas and New Year all around, it can become too easy to let important work slip through the cracks. With iMindMap Ultimate, we’ve made it simple to map out your priorities for the end of the month, assess progress to date and look forward to the future with fresh ideas, ensuring that you welcome the new year with a fully-loaded schedule for 2018. Read on to discover our tips for staying on top of your work with iMindMap Ultimate.
In order to be prepared for the end of the year, you need a clear outline of your last remaining priorities. To do so, use iMindMap’s flagship view, Mind Map View, to organise all of your information into a colourful, clear and manageable summary. For example, attach supporting materials such as notes, links and documents to your branches and easily share with colleagues. But not to worry, even with colourful elements, unique branch styles and images, your Mind Map will not compromise on clarity. With all of your key information presented in a concise way, your priorities will stay your main focus for the remaining days of the holiday season.
With a Mind Map of priorities created for the remainder of the month, you’ll gain a visual overview of your workload and have the ability to spot gaps at a glance, such as, ‘Was that signed off?’ or ‘Was that email sent?’. Plot out the final steps you need to take to tie up any loose ends before entering the new year. Switch to Time Map View to transform your priorities into actionable tasks. Here, you’ll be able to break your workflow down and use connectors to ensure dependencies are identified. In Time Map View, you can plot actions along a visual timeline and track your progress against key milestones. With clear, strict deadlines, you will avoid carrying any overdue projects into January with you, giving you a fresh start for success.
In these final days of December, we will start to think about what 2018 will bring. Hit the ground running by jotting down new ideas in iMindMap’s unique Fast Capture View. Kick-start your creativity for the upcoming year and fire your ideas in short snippets onto your canvas. Your thoughts will be arranged as vibrant bubbles and, with the help of keywords, will spark associations in your brain, drawing out fresh ideas for the year ahead. Ideas can be fleeting, but with Fast Capture’s innovative design, you can capture any thoughts and keep them for later development. The next time you’re racking your brain to think of something new, shoot over to Fast Capture View to never lose your train of thought again, and step into the new year with a cluster of fresh work to get started.
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