SOURCE: Mindjet Corporation

December 10, 2007 12:51 ET

Mindjet Launches Online Productivity Self-Assessment Calculator; Helps People Discover Their Time Savings Potential at Work

Workers Learn How to Save Three to Five Hours a Week on Average

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Mindjet Corporation, a global leader in software for visualizing and using information, today announced its Productivity Self-Assessment Calculator. The new online tool, now available at, allows the comparison of current work habits versus the potential time savings people can achieve using the company's MindManager 7 software in daily business.

The Self-Assessment Calculator is based on surveys and an extensive number of customer case studies to identify time savings potential compared to the respondent's figures that they enter online. By prompting for weekly time spent on tasks around Meeting Effectiveness, Communications and Collaboration, Information Management and Analysis, and Project/Task Management, the calculator provides respondents with a customized time savings analysis via email. Depending on work habits, people often discover that using MindManager in certain situations can save at least three to five hours a week.

"We are empowering people and teams to take control of the growing problems of information overload, stress, and the need to get more done," said Scott Raskin, CEO of Mindjet. "By using the calculator, individuals can now see in quantifiable terms what they are missing if they don't use MindManager in their daily work flow. The time saved translates into improved productivity and more options for work/life balance."

The average time savings potential discovered by survey participants is shown here:

                                  Current hours   potential
                                    spent per     shown in
Activity                              week          hours
                                  ------------- -------------
Meeting Effectiveness                    9:02 h        3:16 h
                                  ------------- -------------
Communication & Collaboration            5:28 h        2:00 h
                                  ------------- -------------
Information Management & Analysis        6:50 h        2:41 h
                                  ------------- -------------
Project / Task Management               10:48 h        3:58 h
                                  ------------- -------------
Total:                                    32:08       11:55 h
                                  ------------- -------------

Typical time needed to complete the questionnaire is under ten minutes. The calculated results assume consistent, focused application of Mindjet MindManager Pro 7.

According to Mindjet studies, you can save three to five hours per week by reducing the number of redundant tasks associated with daily data management, including searching for, consolidating, preparing, distributing, collaborating with, and presenting information. MindManager's flexible visual format reduces time spent analyzing and utilizing information while collaborating in meetings and projects.

To calculate your potential time savings, go here:

To download a free trial of MindManager, please visit:

About Mindjet

Mindjet makes software that helps people visualize and use information. Its leading product, MindManager software, enables individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day. There are over 970,000 licenses of MindManager software used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 50 percent of Global 2000 organizations. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world and is backed by the leading international venture capital firms Investor Growth Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit

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