Items To Empower You To Work Effectively Anywhere – A Checklist

By: Richie Capeles
August 17, 2021

The workplace landscape has dramatically shifted over the past 18 months – from working in the corporate office five days a week, to suddenly working from home 100% of the time, to now somewhere in between.

As organizations navigate a new way of envisioning modern workspaces, and employees have experienced different working environments, the ability to work productively anywhere has become a main focus for both organizations and employees alike. What resources and supplies do employees need to effectively work from home or return to the office? Equipping your workforce with the tools they need to be productive anywhere proves to be a winning approach.


A recent Accenture Report found that 83% of workers prefer a hybrid work model and has seen 63% of high-growth companies adopting a “productivity anywhere” workforce model. Having the option to work where you want has changed the question from, “When will I be going back into the office?” to “What do I need to thrive, whether I am working onsite or off?”

No matter where you work, there are four key areas to evaluate when considering the items you need to work efficiently: Furniture, JanSan, Technology, and Office Essentials.

Furniture

Choosing the right furniture, whether you’re in the office or working from home, can help reduce the chance of back, neck and hip pain. Select furniture that will ensure the physical health of  employees.

Remote Work

      • With the necessary features to help improve your posture, ergonomic chairs reduce the experience of pain within the back, shoulders and neck.
      • With shipments arriving in as few as 2 days, high-quality and ergonomically designed pieces, delivered fast are key to quickly setting up a productive home workspace.
      • Find your look. Shop the style. Fill your space. It’s that easy with categorized styles which include preselected furniture and accessories that will get you one step closer to an ideal home office space.

In Office

    • Not only will partitions let your employees know that they will be safe, secure, and healthy when they come into the office to work, dividers also help reduce distractions within the workplace.
    • With the option to sit or stand through their workday, employees will see benefits like increased productivity, increased energy and overall satisfaction.
    • Considering reducing your organization’s real estate footprint? Then move management services with customized plans for relocation,  along with tear down and disposal services may be the right fit to aid in the transition.

JanSan

Can you believe there are more than 10 million bacteria on a typical office desk? That’s 400 times more bacteria than found on the average toilet seat! These products will keep your space, whether in the office or at home, germ-free!

Remote Work

      • After the last year, we’re all aware of how important it is to keep our hands clean. Hand sanitizer requires less time than hand washing and acts quickly to kill microorganisms that cause illness.
      • Stop reusing dirty rags and utilize “one and done” disinfectant wipes clean with fast kill times, ensuring areas are disinfected quickly.
      • Indoor air can be five times as polluted as outdoor air (EPA)! The use of air purifiers can refresh stale air, reducing the chances of health issues caused by indoor pollutants.

In Office

    • Using paper towels is substantially more effective than jet dryers for removing bacteria from still-contaminated hands when dried. Enhance visible hygiene while reducing cross-contamination in the restroom and breakroom with touch-less paper towel dispensers.
    • Ideal for high-traffic areas, Hand Sanitizer Floor Stands provides a centralized place to disinfect and help hinder the spread of preventable illnesses.
    • The next step in application of solutions: Electrostatic Sprayers. The Victory Electrostatic Sprayer gives you even coverage by using a wraparound effect that envelops all surfaces while using less solution, which saves you money.

Tech Accessories

The benefit of modern technology in the workplace is substantial. Not only does it help streamline repetitive processes, but it improves adaptability. Confidently work from anywhere knowing you have the right tech and the appropriate accessories to get the job done.

Remote Work

      • Utilizing a headset on your next conference call will help you avoid background noises, free your hands to type or take notes, and ensure your voice stays consistent to those listening on the other end.
      • Being visible during virtual meetings promotes more engagement and collaboration from you and your team. Ensure a higher quality and connection by utilizing a webcam. Virtually enable your calls with this selection of webcams.
      • A dedicated docking station gives you a one-stop-shop for laptop connectivity. This one device can power your laptop, connect to one or more displays, link you to a wired network, and attach all your USB devices.

In Office

    • With 63% of companies transitioning to a “work anywhere” mindset, you’ll want to guarantee your laptop is protected and secure while transporting your device between locations (Accenture Report). Whether you want a sleeve, case or bag, you have plenty of options for laptop safeguarding.
    • Your laptop comes into contact with more germs than you can imagine. This is especially true if you’re lugging the device from one location to another. Regularly cleaning your computer combats the germs and viruses that it could be harboring right under your nose.
    • Nothings is worse than your internet dropping while on a virtual call or your signal getting lost while trying to send that email you spent several minutes writing. Ensure you’re always connected with a strong router and keep your data backed up with reliable hard drives.

Office Essentials

What determines an “office essential” differs from person to person, but here are a few items that you just can’t work without. Stay on task, collaborate and get more organized with these essential products.

Remote Work

      • Try Post-it’s Super Sticky Notes which have a unique adhesive so your notes will stick securely to more surfaces. With the capability to stick and re-stick your thoughts, you will always have a reminder of those task you just don’t want to forget.
      • This is a no-brainer; no office is complete without a great selection of pens. Whether you want gel, ballpoint, retractable, felt, bold or xtra-life, this wide selection should have you covered.
      • Get organized and efficiently handle your labeling, filing and mailing needs when setting up your home office! From labels and name tags to crisply defined graphics and barcodes, a label maker is the perfect accessory for your home office.

In Office

    • Promote collaboration in conference areas and shared spaces while keeping employees engaged and focused on a project. Don’t forget your Expo Dry Erase Markers!
    • Ensure packages and envelopes are easy to read by investing in shipping labels that’ll make your most important messages stand out.
    • Whether you’re at your desk everyday or are traveling between spaces, a well organized desk helps you remember important tasks and facilitate creativity, plus less clutter reduces stress!

As the way we work is being radically redefined, the best thing to do is determine the items needed for a comfortable, productive and professional workspace. The products on this list will help you get one step closer to establishing that workspace, whether it be in office or remote.

To learn more about how you can access these essential items for your workplace and drive savings through pre-negotiated supplier agreements, contact our team today.

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