Productivity and creativity are the heart and soul of any business’ success. Without this spirit of innovation, companies become static and stagnant, struggling to move forward and forge new paths. That said, fostering a creative atmosphere is easier said than done. Sometimes people just aren’t motivated to think outside the box, or they might be in a creative funk for other reasons. What can your business do to reinvigorate your team?
There are a number of actions and initiatives that can revitalize your workplace, such as investing in interior painting to introduce some new colors to the office or hosting fun work events that encourage unity and teamwork. Another great option is to fit part of your office with a whiteboard wall. Let’s examine how whiteboard walls can boost productivity and creativity.
What are Whiteboard Walls?
You most likely know what a whiteboard is. The chalkboard’s successor, most schools and offices have a number of these items of various sizes hung in rooms. Using dry-erase markers, people can write and draw whatever they like on these boards and easily erase it to make room for something else.
A whiteboard wall is essentially a giant whiteboard that, you guessed it, spans the entire space of a wall, or at least most of it. In some cases, these whiteboard walls will indeed cover every inch of the wall, concealing the commercial painting job beneath it and giving people free rein to fulfill that childhood pleasure of writing on the wall without the consequences.
This might sound like a novel concept, but the question remains: Why install a whiteboard wall? And, more importantly, how can one of these walls increase creativity and productivity in the workplace?
Great for Brainstorming
One of the most effective ways to generate new ideas from a group is by holding a brainstorming session. But with so many people dishing out so many ideas, it can be hard to make sense of all the information being tossed around. A whiteboard wall offers the visual real estate to, quite literally, throw ideas at the wall and see what sticks.
With the entire space of an interior wall, all team members can contribute and clearly see what concepts have been explored, and how they might connect or contradict. Those ideas can stay on the board for as long as they’re needed, and then easily erased for the next round.
Organizing Your Office and Culture
Because whiteboard walls are so expansive, they can be divided and used for a number of things, even if a large portion is dedicated solely to brainstorming. For instance, one section might be designated for weekly or monthly office goals. Team leaders can update these as needed, and the whole team can get a regular reminder of what they’re trying to accomplish in a given time frame.
Another section could be strictly for fun. Staff members can blow off some steam by drawing or writing whatever they like (as long as it’s appropriate, of course) in this section, or even play a quick game of tic-tac-toe. Work can be fun, too, after all. And a fun workplace is often a more creative and productive one at that. By having an entire wall to work with, organizing different aspects of your workplace becomes easy and enjoyable.
Perfect for Office Parties and Events
On the note of fun, whiteboard walls are perfect for a variety of games and work events that require collaborative and interactive visual aids and cues. Without a whiteboard wall, your workplace would be limited to using smaller whiteboards or chalkboards, projectors, screens, or otherwise resort to writing on a painted wall, which would undo the hard work of your commercial painting contractors, and require professional painters to cover up the mess. In other words, whiteboard walls help make office parties a lot more fun and much less expensive.
Simply installing a whiteboard wall in your workplace can inspire new energy and new ideas among your staff. Of course, this isn’t the only way to boost office productivity and creativity. Hiring painting services to re-do your interior colors or brighten up your stairwells can also revitalize your workplace in a major way. All American Painting Plus provides these light commercial painting services and more. To learn more about all that we do, give us a call at (703)-620-5563!