There has been an issue troubling a lot of workplaces off-late. Employees and management are at the loggerheads. And the issue is sensitive - return to work. It has been evident that organisations want people to return. And the employees are reluctant. Some are okay with the hybrid working model, but complete return to the office seems far off now.
In the cases like, the best way forward for the organisations is to remind employees about all the perks and excitement awaiting them in the office. You can curate special welcome back gifts that will get them eager to get back.
A big reason why people are not looking forward to coming back to office is the commute. While there is nothing that you can do to reduce it, but there are certain products that make it less dreadful. A good backpack will make it easier to carry things that people need.
5 exciting additions to your return to office gift hampers
1. Cool desk accessories
Two years ago, we left our desks behind, and also our desk accessories like calendars, diaries, stationery, pen stands and whatnot. Desks were like people's personal sanctums which could be decorated the way they wanted. Remind people about these things that used to delight them. You can include products like cool wooden calendars, organisers, pen stands and similar innovative products in your return to office gift hampers. These products will help them liven up their desks once they are back.
2. Make their commute easier
A big reason why people are not looking forward to coming back to office is the commute. While there is nothing that you can do to reduce it, but there are certain products that make it less dreadful. A good backpack will make it easier to carry things that people need. A good pair of wireless earbuds can make the travel time entertaining even. So, giving such products will reduce the apprehensions that employees have about travelling.
3. Remind them about coffee breaks
Everyone knows that most of the memories are made in the office during conversations over coffee and lunch. You could give them a quick indication about those moments with personalised mugs. A personalised gift will be a great attempt to recreate the lost personal touch with the workplace.
4. Take care of their health and fitness
A major reason people liked working from home is that it gave people an opportunity to focus on their fitness. The dynamics will change once they move back to the office, but the focus on health need not take a back seat. Gifts like fitness band will track the steps they take and can encourage them to keep moving even in the office.
5. Reintroduce them to the company culture
Two years is a long time. And staying away for such a long time means losing connection with the company's values. You can use personalised and customised products like diaries, t-shirts, and bottles to communicate your values. This will enhance employee engagement and help the employees in staying aligned with the company's values.
These products are just a few suggestions, but if you want to create a memorable experience for employees while they are preparing to return to work, we have over 600+ product options for you to curate a great return to office kit. Pick the products that you think your employees would love the most and get them back to the office. Let's get in touch.