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My Idea Board

by Scot Herrick on January 2nd, 2007

I am fortunate that I have a large white board where I work that I can use for…whatever. At the end of 2006, I was staring at the white board, noting how much stuff was still showing up on the board even after being erased.

So I got out the cleaning spray and cleaned off all the old stuff so my white board actually became white again. Twice, because old stuff is hard to get rid of sometimes. Not just on white boards…

I don’t know about you, but my white board is My Idea Board. In discussing stuff with my team or peers, the notes go on the board. If someone is taking notes, what is on the board goes into MindMap. As we discuss the ideas, the notes on the board get modified, erased, and thrown out of the discussion. Later on, the ideas start to build into a structure that can be used to start building something.

Nothing on the white board, you see, is permanent. Only what we put into our tracking systems becomes what needs to be done.

I’m starting off this year with a clean white board — the more modern version of a “clean slate.”

Today, I’m going to start getting a lot of use of My Idea Board. It’s a new work year and it’s time to go get some ideas and start to build what we want to get done.

Is your white board ready?

1 opinion for My Idea Board

  • Tris Hussey
    Jan 3, 2020 at 8:34 am

    I love my whiteboard … the trick for me is finding it! Actually it’s a part of my desk (I picked on with a whiteboard on purpose). Mine needs cleaning too, and maybe taking off the things I have on it stuck with magnets as well.

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