Whiteboards are an integral part of almost every business, but there are many ways to use them that you probably never thought of. Your whiteboards don’t need to just be lists of information; they can be creative, interactive, and help to organize your office. So, grab your whiteboard eraser and rethink how you use a whiteboard.
Use It as a Social Project
While you don’t want your employees slacking off all day, it’s a good thing to add some fun to the workplace. Company morale has been shown to very important when it comes to the success of a business and little things like this can really help improve it. Get a big board and a bunch of different colors of markers and see what kind of art your employees create. Of course, you’ll have to make a few rules about what you can put on the board, but that shouldn’t be a big problem. Having a whiteboard devoted to creativity may even help some of your employees form bonds with other employees as well as being a great exercise in teamwork that everyone can enjoy.
You might even discover some of your employees have some artistic skills that could be use somewhere else in the company.
Everyone has ideas for their company, but sometimes we forget them. By putting up whiteboards around your offices where employees can jot down their ideas and get suggestions from others, you are opening a line of communication that could be great for your employees who are nervous about approaching you with them. Maybe the idea is just small and seems insignificant, so they don’t feel like addressing it in a meeting. But hey, that lamp in the corner is ugly and you’re pretty sure nobody else likes the cheap toilet paper they switched to.
Dry erase boards come in all sizes, some are even the size of an entire wall. With a table sized whiteboard at your next meeting, people can sketch out ideas in a way that is easy to modify as the idea progresses. It’s easy for other people to add to it too! It will make it obvious if someone is just doodling instead of taking notes as well. You’ll probably find some cool doodles by the end of your meeting. The table-sized whiteboard is also a great idea when it comes to designing a product as a team. While whiteboards mounted on the wall are great for drawing and writing, your team will be able to place objects that are relevant to the design process on the table and write notes around them. This setup will allow everyone to make changes quickly and as many times as they need.
There are many more ways to implement whiteboards into your business that can increase productivity and morale. They can be a great, creative addition your business that will be used for years to come. No matter what you choose, you can still use them for those lists.