I’m at the office today working on some new business initiatives mainly because I have two huge whiteboards in my office (custom made by me, by the way) and it turns out that I just can’t seem to brainstorm without writing on the wall.
I don’t know if it is because I have a different energy level when I am standing, or if it the challenge of all the open and unadulterated space that flips a bit in my mind that opens the doors to creativity, or what.
If two or more people are involved, a whiteboard is almost a requirement, but can be rather limiting should one or more of them not be in the room with you (a more common situation these days, given the amount of remote work that occurs).
Back in the mid-1990’s I joined a small consultancy in San Diego and I was dumbfounded to find that they didn’t have a single whiteboard in the whole place. Heck, I moved from Texas with two! This was a situation that was quickly remedied and I no longer had to endure thought-sessions using only a legal pad.
So this Saturday finds me in the quiet at the office huddled up with my coveted blankness bouncing ideas off the wall and waiting for something to stick as I draw a path that will be the future of my business.
Only this time, I’ll use the new Microsoft Office Lens product to record my work. We are in to 2000’s after all.
Another thing that just makes me giggle: The massive multi-color erasable marker pack:
Brainstorming image courtesy of pakorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net