Whether you’re looking to change up your office flow or just want to contribute something great to your team, check out these 12 office gadgets that your employees will love in 2020.
1. Affordable Standing Desk Converters
Actual standing desks are expensive, but the positive health effects have made them increasingly popular in 2019. Instead of springing for entirely new furniture, test out standing desk converts. These are much more budget-friendly, and can be placed on top of your desk when you’re feeling like standing instead of sitting.
2. Laminated Wall Calendars
Project management software can keep your team on track, but having a visual that everyone can see regularly ensures that nothing slips between the cracks and that everyone is on the same page. Have one for the office in general, or get a few for each department.
3. The Pomodoro Timer
The pomodoro technique is a productivity-booster that encourages workers to work for 25 minutes at a time on a set task, take a short break, and then head back to work. After four 25 minute sessions, you take a longer break. If your office encourages this scheduling, choose an adorable pomodoro timer to help you stay on track (and on schedule!) Any timer will work well for this, but you can’t beat a timer in the shape of an actual pomodoro tomato!
4. Solar-Powered Battery Charger
We’ve all been caught with our phones dwindling much closer to zero battery than we’d like, and it always seems to happen when there are no plugs in site. This solar-powered battery charger is a game changer for these situations.
5. Book-to-Screen Highlighter/Scanners
If you ever need to sort through a large number of documents and files to find key facts that must be organized, this book-to-screen highlighter and scanner is a great gadget that your employees will absolutely love.
6. Washable Keyboards
Soda and coffee spills are inevitable, and with washable keyboards, you won’t be sentencing an employee to an eternally-sticky keyboard after a small mishap.
7. A Smart Pen
It may seem like we’ve gone too far with office gadgets in 2019 if we’ve even got smart pens as luxury items, but hear me out; sometimes, having such a simple item that’s so incredibly useful can go a long way.
8. A High-Tech Memo Board
Paper memos are often overlooked, and are also wasteful and potentially costly overtime. Instead of relying on paper memos that just get tossed in the trash, opt for a high-tech memo board, like this LCD writing tablet.
9. Cable Organizers
Nothing can stress out a Type A person more than walking into an office to see cluttered desks full of tangled-up cords. Cable organizers like these are affordable and can be bought in bulk, and will allow your team to have a neat, clutter-free, tangle-free workspace.
These are some fun office gadgets to invest in.