While it’s too early to say what the “new normal” will be in the post-coronavirus world, it is pretty clear that working from home will be playing a more integral role.
With the vast majority of workers relocated to the home office (a.k.a. dining table for many), there’s been a slew of articles to help employees make the transition. Hubspot has 20 great tips from people who WFH successfully, and Trello compiled 12 helpful guides to navigate remote working life.
But there’s more to successfully working from home than getting the job done. Because there are serious psychological issues when people are quarantined, it’s more important than ever to remain connected to friends, family and professional social circles.
Working from home doesn’t mean working alone. This article has 42 ways to stay connected when working remotely, and this article has three fun approaches employers can use to facilitate team building in a virtual world.
During this time, one way to boost employee morale, keep teams engaged and thank workers for a job well done is through branded merchandise. You could create #togetherapart t-shirts or hats for employees to wear during video calls, for example, as a way to boost camaraderie. And you can also look at tech products that can keep your staff connected while keeping the team spirit alive.
Tech Gifts That Get The Job Done—And Your Team Will Love
The great thing about tech products is that they not only facilitate working from home, but they also have the capacity to be ideal brand builders for your company. Here are four items that top our list.
PowerPad And Luna Kit
Let employees know you care about them by giving tech gifts that allow them to be safe, comfortable and successful from home. The PowerPad ensures your team can get everything done from their home office. It includes a wireless charging pad and a USB charging port to plug in an Apple Watch or other devices. The Luna, a Bluetooth speaker with powerful and rich sound, helps employees listen to phone calls, Skype chats, remote webinars and more.
CableCatch And Cable Kit
Want to keep employees connected, literally? Give them the CableCatch and Cable Kit. CableCatch is the perfect docking station for cables, chargers, headphones and more. The kit comes complete with a Type-C charging cable and cable dock. Adhere the CableCatch to a desk or side table, then simply place cords between the silicone notches for an instantly tidier space that would make Marie Kondo proud.
Forte Bluetooth Speaker
Showing employees that you appreciate all their hard work during these stressful times is so important. One gift they’ll love? The Forte Bluetooth Speaker. This multi-tasker combines a wireless charger with a powerful speaker that includes two impressive five-watt drivers and a passive radiator for rich bass. With 15 hours of playback time and a 4,400 mAh battery to power the speaker and charge phones and USB-powered devices, this is a great gift that can easily be incorporated into employees’ lives.
FoldStand, JotBook And PenPal Set
With events being cancelled in the wake of COVID-19, companies still need a way of delivering important information company-wide. Annual sales conferences, vocational trainings and educational webinars are all going virtual, and you can still provide a branded experience by sending attendees a pre-event welcome gift, such as the FoldStand, JotBook and PenPal set.
The FoldStand props up a phone or tablet for hands-free viewing, plus it allows for multiple positions to reduce screen glare. The JotBook, a spiral-bound notebook with 80 pages, allows for quick note taking during sessions, and the PenPal, an elastic pen holder that attaches to any notebook, tablet or whiteboard, makes sure a writing instrument is always at hand.
Create A Culture Of Recognition
Keeping employees engaged during uncertain times is always a challenge, and this is currently being exacerbated with teams now working remotely. But there are lots of ways to cultivate connections while showing appreciation. The tech items above are just a few ideas.
If you loved one of the kits above and would like to incorporate it into your employee engagement strategies, let’s chat. Through our concierge service, we can help you choose products that not only increase employee productivity while they WFH but also become amazing assets to boost morale.
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