In the modern workforce, a hybrid work environment is becoming increasingly more available. In fact, up to 83% of the current workforce prefers a hybrid work model in those instances where 100% remote work is unavailable. According to a Gallup poll on hybrid work environments, approximately 53% of all work environments will be hybrid going forward.
This means that both employees and employers have to find the tools that work best for both environments: remote work and corporate work.
Whether you drive, walk, take a train or bus, or fly to work, you’ll need to carry some things. Namely a laptop, headphones, travel mug, reusable water bottle, meal prep containers, etc. Make sure you have an adequately sized and comfortable travel bag. Having the things you both need and like with you while you’re commuting to work will make the commute easier. Take advantage of a public transportation commute with quality headphones to listen to the morning or afternoon news to stay up to date on current events, listen to conferences, podcasts, music, or simply block out the noises around you.
Bring your homemade coffee to the office in a travel mug. That way, when it’s time to make another cup, you can help environmental efforts by reusing the same mug. The same is true for your reusable water bottle! Fill up from the office water cooler while you’re at work and before you head home to stay hydrated and healthy throughout the day.
When commuting, be sure you have a quality travel bag for your trips to and from your office. This will hold all your commuting essentials.
1. Travel Bag
5. Travel Mug
6. Reusable Water Bottle
7. Meal Prep Containers
8. Proper Clothing for All Weather
9. Hand Sanitizer
There are a few essentials that are necessary for both your corporate and remote offices. Proper workstations with ergonomic seating, storage, charging capabilities, and access to food/water are ideal, however not always possible. Whether people who work remote are working from their home, a hotel room, a beach, a coffee shop, etc., there are some things that need to be available. If you’re working in a corporate office or in a remote workplace, follow along with these checklists to make sure you’ve got everything you need for success.
Corporate Office Checklist
Since you’ve brought your travel mug, laptop, reusable water bottle, and meal prep containers from home, now is the time to focus on what you need for your immediate workstation.
1. Ergonomic Workstation
3. Ergonomic Keyboard/Mousepad
4. Monitor Stand
8. Pens and Paper
Remote Office Checklist
Whether you’re working from home, a coffee shop, or a hotel lobby, having certain things will ensure an efficient and productive workday.
1. Device Chargers
2. Reliable Wi-Fi
4. External Storage
6. Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
7. HD Webcam