When the pandemic first hit and employees shifted to remote work, businesses around the world scrambled to adapt to what appears to be the new normal.
While many employees have enjoyed the flexibility that remote work provides, it hasn’t come without challenges. With the absence of desk-side chats, team lunches, and in-person meetings, many workers have struggled with loneliness—with more than half feeling less connected to their co-workers since shifting to remote work.
To reconnect these workers, businesses turned to technology to help them work together more efficiently, regardless of their location. In fact, since 2019 there has been a 44% rise in the use of collaboration tools. And of course, that increase was fueled by a host of new apps as vendors vied to meet the demands of the new hybrid worker.
The Rise of the Virtual Whiteboard
Unable to huddle around a physical whiteboard together wielding a colorful set of EXPO dry erase markers, teams turned to virtual whiteboards, which have become incredibly popular during the pandemic. Virtual whiteboards joined a long list of point solutions that companies invested in to boost the productivity of their distributed workforce. These include tools for brainstorming, content creation, work automation, communication, project management, and everything in between.
Unfortunately, these tools rarely work well together. Instead of bringing employees and teams closer together, many businesses made the problem worse by spreading work across an ever-expanding set of tools.
As a result, teams would brainstorm, share ideas and map out projects—but often, these ideas and plans never made it past the virtual whiteboard. The reason these ideas aren’t typically executed is that it would require a mess of other tools that are not only disconnected from the virtual whiteboard, but also from one another. It’s no wonder that workers are frustrated.
👉 Enter ClickUp Whiteboards.
Built natively into ClickUp’s productivity platform, ClickUp Whiteboards are the only virtual white-boarding tool on the market that can seamlessly bridge the gap between ideation and execution for today’s distributed workforce. Working alongside our core set of apps—including tasks, Docs, Goals, Dashboards, and more—ClickUp provides a single place for distributed teams to come up with great ideas together AND work collaboratively to bring those ideas to life.
Sound good to you? If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, 9 out of 10 workers* today say they would prefer to be able to manage all their work in one place, rather than using different tools for different tasks.
All the Visual Collaboration Features You Need in One Place
Available now to all users, ClickUp Whiteboards provides teams with everything they need to align and execute on in every phase of a project’s lifecycle—including running productive meetings, brainstorming new ideas, mapping out projects, and executing all work in one place.
Plus, managers and executives can get full visibility into how these projects are progressing, adding a layer of accountability that would otherwise be missing.
Some of the highlights include:
💡Instant Idea Execution: level up your brainstorming by quickly creating new objects from your ideas and converting those objects directly into ClickUp tasks at the click of a button
✏️ Dynamic Editing: add content to Whiteboards in a variety of ways, including drawings, text with rich formatting, shapes, sticky notes, images, and other media files
💬 Real-Time Collaboration: interact across teams with complete visibility into all users’ edits and cursor movements as they happen
🧬 Flexible Structuring: move and organize ideas and projects in customizable ways, from mind-mapping to agile workflows
🤝 Seamless Sharing: share Whiteboards openly with all teams internally and externally
📄 Convenient Templates: get started quickly with templates for any team and business, from marketing agencies to product management, and more
Whatever the use case or project, having an online whiteboard available natively in ClickUp will make it easy for your teams to bring their best ideas to life.
But don’t just take our word for it.
ClickUp customer Talent Plus, Inc., a premier human capital and talent management consulting partner, has found tremendous value in using the beta version of ClickUp Whiteboards to improve alignment with their teams and clients.
“With Whiteboards now natively alongside other apps in ClickUp, we’re able to visually bring our SOPs to life right where work is happening. This saves us time moving between yet another tool and more importantly, has aligned our teams on work handoffs and made collaboration easier in the product development lifecycle.” Ashley Pavlik – Director of Product Development, Talent Plus
As always, our mission at ClickUp of making the world more productive begins with you. We are inspired by your ideas and the things you build with ClickUp, and we can’t wait to see all the ways ClickUp Whiteboards help you take your projects and your work to new heights!
Click here to learn more and get started today!
*Survey conducted with Momentive on March 2022 among a sample of 1,000 adults ages 18 and up in the US, and 1,000 adults ages 18 and up in the UK. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the Momentive platform each day. Data for this week have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using Census data to reflect the demographic composition of the United States and United Kingdom. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.