skip to Main Content

Interesting question. Mind mapping is a way of visualizing ideas and branches of thought that arise from a question or topic. I don’t see why you couldn’t use Mind Mapping to explore root causes. That seems like a worthwhile experiment. If you try it, let us know what you think!

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.