Fast and easy. That’s what project managers and software developers like about whiteboards, saying that interactive and electric products can create a speed barrier.
Whiteboards are just for writing. Sticky notes add a lot of power to whiteboards for project management, scheduling, ideation, teaching and much more. One tech company that uses a whiteboard for project management calls it the “Getting Stuff Done” — or GSD board.
Wall-hung whiteboards are a favorite of teachers in classrooms of all levels. But small size whiteboards for individual student use can also be great for teaching.
Have trouble maintaining focus? It’s not uncommon, but a business executive has found that use of whiteboards helps keep him on task. “These lists stare at me all day. I update them constantly and stick to them religiously,” writes in his Harvard Business Review column.
Whiteboards are good organizers for children at home. Put up a whiteboard in a child’s room for him or her to write or draw whatever, but also for time management. Homework schedules, sports practices and games, club meetings and activities, and social events all can be noted on a whiteboard to help your child learn time management.
You most likely know about brainstorming for ideas in some business or educational setting. But there’s also “brainwriting,” which some people view as even more effective at producing creative approaches and solutions.
Both methods can involve whiteboards.