I can’t speak to other professions, but in programming crafts the whiteboard is the ubiquitous wall-mounted display of a collaborative work in progress. Marked with a few of the standard dry erase colors (red, blue, green and black), the whiteboard contains lo-res drawing of high-impact ideas, priority lists of things to do, and hastily scribbled notes capturing the key takeaways of recent collaborative pow-wows.
It is often a crude yet to-the-point map detailing the state of affairs, proudly displaying the what’s so for all parties who should gaze upon it.
For example, here’s my whiteboard for CA:
For the sort of ongoing, collaborative work that coaching relationships entail, the whiteboard is a worthy addition.
Conventional whiteboards are mounted to the wall of someone’s office, and so are useful only when both parties are in physical proximity. For the sort of virtual collaboration that coaching so often comprises, CoachAccountable offers virtual whiteboards. Let’s take a look at how they work.