1. Engage, align and inspire
ResultMaps show how things fit together. You can see what's done, what's next, when things are due, and why they matter. A few of the benefits that follow are explained below.
Visibility creates clarity.
Musicians record themselves. Athletes video themselves. Your navigation system doesn't just spout directions - it shows you a map. These practices create self-awareness. They show where to correct course.
ResultMaps make effort visible from whatever context you need.
View your personal day plan, or view projects and strategic plans. Build portfolios or document your vision.
Inspire best efforts by building real stories of collective success.
ResultMaps improve collaboration whether teammates are across the room, or across the world.
ResultMaps move critical discussions out of email. You can link to- and integrate with- your other tools. Work from a specific process or as things come up.
Over time ResultMaps builds stories of collective success with "wins," accomplishments, and other reports. No additional data entry required.
The management of management tools and the continual hunts for information create destructive cycles. Focus and momentum fade as these activities take energy. Too often, energy goes to low-value activity.
Re-focusing after any of these activities takes more energy. The costs add up fast, at the expense of our limited 'peak mental performance' time.
ResultMaps start the day with a concise email digest of what's next, and what needs attention. Click through to overviews or detail views for any type of result, at any level, to get the details as needed. Use the day plan to capture every idea or to-do with tools to prevent overwhelm.
ResultMaps show everything in context. Whether you are managing a project, building out a strategic plan, or scheduling a plumber, things stay organized.
Your brain on ResultMaps has context for decisions and extra energy to focus on them.
2. Replace friction with intelligence and automation
Friction from technology drains energy, time, and morale. To realize ResultMaps' mission, we collaborate with customers and partners to replace critical friction points with intelligence and automation. A few examples follow.
With our API, you can transform text from virtually any source. ResultMaps' Add-on for Google Docs and Gmail Chrome Extension both leverage this API.
Typing the same information into different systems is friction
It's easy to loose track of how often the same information comes up or shuffles around.
Last week's meeting notes turned into 6 action items. Those went out through email or group chat. Now it's time to remind everyone ahead of this week's meeting. More emails or messages request everyone's updates. Then there is the research to double check that nothing slipped through the cracks. Everything makes it's way into slide deck for this week's meeting. The cycle then begins again.
We're not even including that request for outside help where you had to catch someone up by recounting everything.
ResultMaps recognize text as you type, then handle the grunt work to get everyone on the same page.
As you type, your text becomes projects, goals, schedules, assignments, and project plans. Use a few hashtags to schedule, align, display status and track responsibility.
ResultMaps automatically follows up. First it notifies everyone of their action items. Then reminds people and collects structured status updates. Everything is accessible and organized in context. You can pull up a snapshot or details at any time - including in your next meeting.
Overflowing inboxes and messaging apps create friction
We love email and messaging tools like Slack and Skype. They are wonderful when used at the right time. Left unchecked, they become thieves of time, energy, and mental resources. They are just as capable of awesomeness or awfulness as the tool of language that they so they support.
Research tells us our brains "peak performance" time each day is limited. There is also a limited store of energy for things like will power and processing. The part of brain that handles these things fatigues over time.
Inboxes and chats 'game-ify' and socialize our work. We 'score' by processing messages and making decisions about how to respond. It can be fun, or produce a range of emotions, and it pulls us in. But the mental costs are high.
ResultMaps support your big beautiful brain
One morning email can replace dozens. And getting results can be 'game-ified' too.
ResultMaps sends a single morning digest of the day's next steps and updates from your team. It sends an end-of-day email with 'done'/'next'/'blocked' summaries. Everything stays in the context of your projects and objectives.
One click takes you details when you need them. Another can collect more information from your team or discuss important points. Another click gives you dashboards or detailed plans. ResultMaps keeps these communications in context, and the results framework visible.
You don't have to think about those administrative tasks, you can focus on how best to realize your results. When you know the end of day summary is coming, it's a great motivator too.
Obscured vision creates friction.
When overwhelm and fatigue set in, our sense of purpose blurs. Even if it once inspired us, it's easy to lose sight of why. We become easier to distract, challenges seem bigger, and we need more energy to get things done. We may grit our teeth and remain professional, but we are not at our best.
Our brains crush huge amounts of visual information in an instant. They organize information into easy-to-manage chunks, and structure stories to understand. They can imagine realities that our bodies respond to like the real thing. These capacities can obscure our vision and sense of purpose, or make them clear.
ResultMaps support clear vision, sense of purpose, and alignment.
ResultMaps make it easy to structure a high-level vision that is compelling and clear. Then it helps break the vision down into a mission, areas of focus, and objectives. It can align the individual's vision and objectives, and day to day activity with those of the team.
It helps everyone reconnect with and refine those elements for continual improvement.
3. Laser-Focus on results
Management methodologies keep evolving and changing. Older ones improve, better ones emerge. When the focus is on results, you can choose the methods or processes that fit the situation
Prioritize results over any given methodology.
ResultMaps allow people to get in "flow" and stay in flow by working in the best ways to get results. Some projects need complex dependency tracking, well vetted methodologies, and input from across an organization. Other efforts may need little more than a shared a Google doc and a few reminders.
ResultMaps let people work according to the situation and need. Efforts go into getting results instead of managing management tools. And every effort maps to a result.
Balance comes through discipline, pragmatism, and creativity
When teams (or individuals) are aligned and focused on results, discipline becomes a tool foster creativity and peak performance. When people know the outcome they need, decisions improve and critical adjustments are made without sacrificing diligence.
Organization creates clarity
ResultMaps allow you to organize and refine as you go. You can use your favorite flavors of personal productivity, project management, or organizational management. You gain visibility regardless.