Create A “Work From Home” Kit

Working from home is not a new phenomenon for many people around the country.  But with government officials and medical experts telling Americans to stay home, it has a bit of a different feel.  There is a difference (for most of us) that we are allowed to work from home and we have to work from home.  This is why we posted this blog about free tools for working remote AND we asked our remote team for tips on how to be productive at home.   As a leader in an organization, we want to make sure our team members that work from home not only are able to do their work, but that they still feel very much a part of the team.  We want to keep the sense of team and culture, and do our best to keep morale high during these stressful times. That is why at Hasseman Marketing, we think you should create a “work from home” kit.  While we can certainly create this as a kit, just understand these are just a few branded pieces that might help to team build a bit during this stressful time.

Webcam Blocker

Nearly every laptop has a web cam now, and it’s critical for online meetings.  On the other hand, it can be a way you can be hacked and spied on.  Give your team some peace of mind with this inexpensive piece.

Mic Blocker

The same concern can be true with our mic.  Want to make sure people are not listening in on your conversations?  You can keep that from happening with this simple branded piece.

Water Tumbler

Help keep the members of your team hydrated and healthy.  This cool drinkware piece is a great size and has the double wall vacuum style that keeps coffee hot and water ice cold.  This is the perfect piece to have with you all of the time.  We did this in our recent Brand Box and the response was super good.

Sticky Note Jotter

Another piece that got a ton of positive feedback in the recent Brand Box was this Jotter.  It’s a great piece to keep beside the phone or your desk so you can take quick notes during that Zoom call.  It’s one of those pieces that can be used every day.

Mission Pack

Finally, if you want something to put all of these items in, and to be a great and functional branding piece, once the crisis has passed, I love the Mission Pack.  This is a stylish backpack that your team can use when they are “working remotely” for years.  I even did a video about this a few weeks ago…you can check it out here. These are just a few items that can help you keep the team feeling productive and together while they work remotely.  Like I said, this is just a blog to get you thinking.  We can gladly help you create a kit for yourself.   Please contact us if you have any questions about putting a kit like this together for your team. P.S.  This is also a great kit to use when you bring on new team members to make sure they get a dose of your culture and brand when they walk in the door! Thanks for reading and engaging.  We will keep the content coming.  Just make sure to check in on our blog each day for more!

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.