Alternative uses for your Flip Chart and Easel

Flip charts and easels are great for office meetings and presentations. They allow you to quickly outline any important points and create a visual reference to what you are speaking about. This makes them an essential office product for almost any industry.

They can also be used for productive brainstorming sessions. It’s always great to call upon the ideas of employees and colleagues in a successful business. Being able to write those ideas down in the moment for all to see usually inspires others to shout out what comes to mind.

Often relegated to meeting rooms or a corner of the office, flip charts can also be used to inspire creativity on a daily basis. Why not have a little fun with one, by placing it in the entrance to your work environment?

Use your flip chart and easel to write inspiring quotes to get your employees thinking just as they come in the door. The quote can be industry-specific or simply a general quote on managing priorities or getting through the day.

You can also post an appropriate joke or funny statement to start the morning on a humorous note. Even if employees find it corny, you’ll have succeeded in lightening the mood at the very least. This can be especially helpful during stressful times of the year. It is also good for creating a generally pleasant atmosphere in the workplace.

Have the markers available, and allow employees to write and respond as well. Post an open-ended question, such as ‘what’s your mood today?’, or ‘describe your goal for the week’. Or, use your flip chart and easel to ask a trivia question and award a small prize to the winning answer.

Although you’re serious about your business, it never hurts to make your office a bit more enjoyable, so use your flip chart to your advantage and let the games begin.


Carl Barton is a director of Office Allsorts who has worked in the office products industry for 15 years.

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