Mind Maps are basically digitized "brainstorms" that we were all (some?) taught in school. Digitizing anything comes at a cost: Using the UI. Usually pencil and paper is way more freeform and faster, but having your ideas digitized has some intense nerd value!
No not all of us were taught this in school. Also there are mind maps and mind maps. Tony Buzan is the man for the classic mind mapping techniques but people should try to evolve their own and like myself will often develop their own shorthand in the process which makes note taking and mind map design so much easier.
We've had a higher manager hiding in the background of our conf calls of late and there is some anger amongst our team at this lack of professionalism due to the fact he never announces himself. (The idea of the team calls is for us to be as honest as possible with our direct team manager).
We suspect that he has also been hiding in the background of our appraisals which have been held with our direct manager.
Many people have left our team in the past dues to this particular higher manager.
What are your thoughts on this?"