Brainstorm your best ideas with our lotus diagram template

Whether you’re sorting out the broader design of an upcoming project or hashing out the finer details, FigJam’s  collaborative templates make the most of your brainstorming session.

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Lotus diagram template

Show your team a simple and collaborative way to plan the company’s latest vision with our lotus diagram example.

Channel your inner lotus

Put the petal to the metal as you unfold the specific topics and key concepts that surround your main idea.

Stem complications: Focus on a complex topic and break it into segments that are easier to digest.

Flourish together: Join forces with team members to nurture new and innovative ideas.

Namastay logical: Begin with a main topic and end with a better understanding of how to move forward.

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Let inspiration blossom

FigJam’s lotus diagrams make it easy to collaborate with groups of all sizes. With cursor chats and emotes, multiple POVs and expansive discussions can thrive. Just send a poll to pull everyone together in seconds.

Begin with abstract. End with concrete.

Articulate your abstract goals and break them down into more actionable ideas and solutions. With free templates from the Community, you can then etch out the next steps in your master plan.


A lotus diagram is a tool commonly used for organizing and brainstorming. It’s comprised of a 3x3 grid of squares—the center square representing your general topic and the other 8 surrounding squares representing specific topics that relate to the main idea.

To use a lotus diagram, first consider your primary focus. Are you looking for ways to improve your weekly meetings or completing research for an upcoming project? Whatever your focus is, it will go in the center square of the matrix.

Inside the 8 surrounding boxes, place some related sub-topics that you’d like to explore further. If you’re brainstorming as a team, break off into groups and dive into each supporting square, expanding outward as you delve into the details of each idea.

Then, regroup, discuss, and make a road map of how you plan on moving forward with your fleshed-out idea in mind.

The purpose of the lotus blossom technique is to gain a more in-depth understanding of a concept or issue.

Whether you’re dealing with a problem in the company and looking for a solution or trying to flesh out the details of a bold new idea, FigJam’s lotus blossom diagram template can help you paint the big picture.

Download our free lotus template and bring your team together for an efficient and effective brainstorming session.

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