Just as every car has its wheels, every business (small or large) has its own flare or style. And with that, both inside and out, your business should project that individuality. Here are a few ways to utilize whiteboards in a corporate setting to help project your company’s personality.
1. Keep one in the front of the office
Having a whiteboard in the entrance of your office space can make an incredibly inviting first impression. Have employees draw imaginative company pictures (co-worker caricatures are always fun!), write a quick “Hello” note to your visitors, leave out markers and let your clients write out quick notes or feedback, etc. The idea is to get creative! Use the whiteboard as a means of stirring up client engagement and expressing your business's personability despite the corporate atmosphere.
2. A-door-n your office doors
Remember when you were in college living in a dorm room? Remember walking down the halls of your floor and reading/leaving messages on your hall-mates’ door-hung whiteboards? Well, who said this kind of playful messaging had to end? Though your door may be closed, and you may be incredibly busy working, there is no reason you can’t still add a bit of vibrance to the office hallway.
3. Deck the meeting room walls
Though whiteboards are commonly used for jotting down schedules, writing quick notes or drawing sketches, they are actually incredibly useful tools in a business meeting environment. Part of having a successful business meeting depends on employee engagement, and if you’re all about embracing employee feedback and input, having an accessible whiteboard in a meeting room is a great way to spark and encourage that engagement. The sheer familiarity of a whiteboard dilutes the typical essence of formality that office meetings typically exude, making the idea of information sharing a bit more inviting... as opposed to sigh inducing.
So, get those whiteboards in your office and start drawing!