There are a number of exciting ways in which you can use Wedge Whiteboards throughout your office, here are just a few examples:
Use an A2 Wedge or Folding Wedge to share project implementation dates with the team or simply use it to let your co-workers know your whereabouts. Whiteboards are a great tool to share and amend information in a workplace.
Map out your projects
Use the A2 Wedge or Folding Wedge to plan big projects like an outline for a presentation or structure for a website. Our larger boards will enable you to mind map ideas. As the boards are drywipe, it means you can make amendments at any time, and the whole plan acts as a visual reminder.
Use the A2 Wedge or A2 Folding Wedge Landscape – draw columns, one for each day of the week. At the start of each week, arrange upcoming tasks and schedule them onto the board.
Use Wedge Whiteboards to outline analogies and draw diagrams to simplify and explain the how and the why.
Organising Your Thoughts
Ideally you will need an A2 or A3 Folding Wedge Whiteboard
- Assign a certain area of the board for each line of thought. If you are thinking about marketing but are also focused on public relations, split the board in half. While writing on one half, you can only write about that idea to keep your focus.
- Use different coloured pens within each idea set. If you are making a list of potential employees, for example, each employee — or each qualification set should be in its own colour. It is much easier to read and differentiate the information than when you have a wall of text in one colour.
- Erase out of date information before you start working on a new project. If the whiteboard is muddled with old ideas, it will not be a fresh canvas for new thoughts.
- Create lists of things that need to be completed with an area to check off each task. Seeing the tasks checked off will remind you of things you still need to
- Use magnets and headings to set off different topics on the Wedge Whiteboard. Magnets can also help hold relevant papers to the whiteboard for reference.
People get together to make decisions, draw up action plans or to reach an agreement on certain matters. For discussions to be effective, different views must be heard and understood. Wedge Whiteboards used with multiple coloured markers and an eraser are an effective means to facilitate such a discussion.
The first challenge is to keep the meeting focused on its objectives and the desired outcomes. The best way to do this is by writing the objectives on the board before the meeting starts, by doing this, when the meeting gets distracted, you can refer to the objectives and get the meeting back on track.
The second challenge in these meetings is to capture all the points raised and discussed, and to consider them all when finalising the outcome. Discussions tend to be unstructured and there is a tendency for people to ramble. As points are being made, capture each of them on your Wedge Whiteboard.
Once the main topics have been discussed, address any issues. Ideally issues need to be addressed and resolved by the participants, if they cannot be resolved, a list of action items could be written on the board for the appropriate personnel to follow up on.
Using the Wedge Whiteboard with multiple coloured markers and an eraser can significantly improve your role as a facilitator. It also leaves participants with a feeling that all their input has been considered. At the end of the meeting you can document the points and actions that have already been written on the whiteboard. You will also find that by adopting this approach, meetings are more engaging and more fun.