Many companies are now working remotely in recent years. Online whiteboard tools have grown to be extremely popular. They are also a great asset for project management, team organization and brainstorming.
However, did you know that online whiteboards are easy to use and have the most important benefits? Let’s explore it together.
Depending on the permissions you’ve set in your online whiteboard tool, each employee can edit, delete, and contribute to your board from the comfort of their home office. And it’s not just about how easy it is to make the changes and keep the whole team in the loop. Online whiteboards save the history of your boards, so you can see who changed what, when and why (if you’re using the comment feature).
Most online whiteboards allow you to upload photos, images, and documents to your boards. This feature can help improve the flow of your creative ideas and make them more easily understandable for anyone who views them. Which can be quite useful if you’re onboarding new employees, or collaborating with different departments within your company.
If you’re struggling to create and organize a good whiteboard for your team, you can simply pull out one of the templates and start there. You can easily modify these templates to suit your needs.
Depending on the online whiteboard tool you’re using, you might even be able to access public whiteboard templates other teams have created for themselves. It’s a great option if you’re just starting with online whiteboards and aren’t quite sure what to do with them.
This also depends on the specific tool you’re using, but nowadays most tools can integrate with other software. You can, for example, integrate your whiteboard and a project management software to make task delegation easier. Or you can integrate it with your internal chat tools to ensure that any changes don’t go unnoticed.
There are also options for integrating the board into video chat platforms and designing platforms. No matter what your department’s responsibility is, there are likely ways to integrate multiple tools into one board.
A whiteboard can make a big difference in the lives of your employees. Each employee will be able to contribute, illustrate their own ideas, which can easily spark up someone else’s mind and lead to a snowball effect of ideas.
Even if you’re doing a job that traditionally requires a bit more solitude, online whiteboards are a great way to share ideas with someone who will have a completely fresh outlook on what you’ve already created.
Take a bow
These are not the only advantages of whiteboards. Besides what we’ve talked about, they’re great for workshops, online classes, organization, as well as analytics.
But if you really want to see what an online whiteboard tool can do for you, it’s best that you give it a try. Many tools provide free or trial versions. This should allow you to explore all of the features and show your team how it could help them.
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