Whether you have a large office building or a small home office working with a remote team, you need to stock up with all the supplies and equipment necessary to collaborate with your employees.
True, the exact items may differ in different industries, but we have found some general tools you will need to work efficiently with your team.
Below is a full checklist of items you should purchase:
5 Great Tools For Your Team Collaboration In The Office
Dry-erase boards. They are so essential in day-to-day office life that they should automatically be installed when a new office building is constructed.
With dry-erase boards, teams working together can quickly jot ideas down when brainstorming, make links between ideas with cognitive maps, and start to-do lists for getting projects completed.
What steps up a dry-erase board to the next level, however, is if it can be moved around from meeting to meeting. Mobility, in this case, is a huge time saver. When you use a mounted dry-erase board in a conference room, your work is in danger of being erased.
A mobile easel, like the Dual-Track Mobile Magnetic Dry-Erase Easel from Quartet, lets you take your idea straight from a meeting to your superiors.
Have you heard of the Quartet Dry-Erase Kit? If not, you’re missing out! This compact package comes with everything you would need for the office or on-the-move work trips.
The kit comes with four different colored, easily erasable dry-erase/glass markers; one spray cleaner, and one streakless eraser.
Another feature of this kit that is really helpful is the see-through ink gauge on the chisel-tip markers. In most dry-erase markers, you only find out your marker no longer works when you pick it up to write and no ink comes out.
With Quartet’s product, you can plan ahead and order more markers before they stop working and you run out of options. With the Quartet Dry-Erase Kit, you’ll have your team and your plan organized.
The great thing about bulletin boards is that, while you are gone, your team can post more ideas, relevant industry news, and statistics to it. This way other members can see it and be prepared for your next meeting.
Sharing content and knowledge outside of a specified meeting not only saves time but also gives members of your team the freedom to bring up new information without experiencing the effects of groupthink.
I bet you’re wondering what bulletin board is top-notch in the industry now? We, at LadyBossBlogger, recommend the Quartet Prestige Magnetic Cork Bulletin Board with a Mahogany Finish Frame. It is not only durable but also convenient and elegant– perfect for any team setting!
No space for a full bulletin board around the office? No problem! A Bulletin Bar, especially one designed by Quartet, is durable, compact, and offers the same collaborative benefits as a full-sized bulletin board.
Even if you do have the space for a full-sized bulletin board, save space on your full board by adding this Bulletin Bar above it to hold all your thumbtacks.
If you present to a lot of teams on the road, the Quartet® Instant Cinema Portable Projection Screens is worth your investment.
Not only this, but the benefits of having a projector in team settings include: large image size (after all, successful collaboration relies on blown up displays.
Why? Because people cannot collaborate on what they cannot see) and more engagement between team members.
If we haven’t said it enough, here’s a refresher:
For when you are in brainstorming sessions with your team or want to share ideas, you will benefit from these collaborative supplies above.
So, let’s get to work!
Claire Erickson is currently a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger. Claire has just returned from studying abroad at the London College of Fashion and will finish her senior year studying retail merchandising back at her home university – University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She will graduate in the spring of 2020 and is looking forward to having a future in buying, trend research, or planning.