When it comes to ensuring the complete functionality of a workplace, it’s not always about hiring the most capable individuals and trusting them to do their jobs properly. A workman is only as good as his tools – and by taking a little extra time to make sure that staff have everything that they need can work wonders on the output of a business.
Most offices will feature a standard collection of tools and facilities, but there are certain types of common office equipment that can sometimes be overlooked. Here’s a look at them now.
Phones and connectivity
Even the most basic of companies will undoubtedly need to keep in touch with people; whether those people are located somewhere else in the office, or are situated anywhere around the world. One of the most effective ways to stay in touch is with a reliable phone line – but it’s not always the best idea to settle for cheap options. A good phone will be as functional as it is feature-filled, with options to divert, hold and call groups, as standard.
Wireless headsets and devices
There’s no better way to keep hands free than by going hands-free! A set of wireless headsets or Bluetooth equivalents are a great way to ensure the maximum productivity of staff – after all they will be able to stay in touch with others, whilst taking notes, typing, or compiling data. As long as the headset offers the standard 2.4GHz connectivity, as well as basic security features; there’s no reason why everyone in the office couldn’t benefit.
Keyboards and typing tools
It’s easy to settle on standard keyboards that get the job done, but as most businesses will want to keep up with the times, there’s always the option to upgrade the functionality of those keyboards. Portable versions are ideal for plugging and unplugging (great during meetings where notes need to be taken), and there are even versions that can be rolled up and stored neatly when not in use. A tidy workspace promotes productivity – and so the more functional your facilities are, the better the results will be.
USB sticks, flash drives, external disk drives and even SD cards aren’t usually at the top of an offices’ list, but in reality they can help to save time – not to mention being ideal for backing data up. Each member of staff should have access to their own devices, as well as being able to utilise shared folders and drives.