It’s Black Friday and electronics are moving off the shelves like lighting. Although most consider post-Turkey day a shopping spree for consumers, it can also be a day for employers.
Technology can help boost the productivity of your employees, from assistants to associates, so consider taking advantage of the following Black Friday deals:
Most offices are trending toward open plan designs. Even when there are individual offices, many corporate cultures are still promoting “open door” policies. Open door policies allow associates to seek advice from mentors without feeling intimidated, and they also encourage camaraderie across departments and associate levels.
The problem is that open plans and open doors are open to noise and distraction.
Purchase cordless earphones for each of your employees to encourage them to maintain this “open” culture that promotes collaboration among associates, while also maintaining acoustic boundaries.
Cordless earbuds are surprisingly affordable, which make them a great way to reward your workers without ruining your bottom line (Best Buy has your Black Friday beats deals).
Have your employees been complaining about the quality of the office coffee? Now is the time to upgrade your diner-style kitchen digs. From espresso makers to milk frothers to wifi connected coffee machines, there are no more excuses for unproductive mornings.
Although Black Friday is typically reserved for electronics, Amazon is offering deals on its best selling watches.
Every lawyer needs a timepiece, and you can buy gifts for your entire department from the comfort of your home. If your associates wear watches, they are less likely to be bringing out their cell phones in meetings. In addition, it serves as a subtle reminder to arrive on time.
Make sure your attorneys make use of every billable hour by offering watches this holiday.
Finally, consider stocking up on some Black Friday perks as gifts for your professional assistants, as well.
Did you buy an Apple product for personal use this Black Friday?
Apple is not giving a special discount, but they are issuing gift cards with purchase: For buying an iPad, you will receive a $50 gift card; for buying an iPad Pro, $100; and for buying any MacBook, iMac, or Mac Pro purchase, you will receive a $150 Apple gift card.
An Apple gift card may be just the right token to let your assistant know you value his dedication and hard work. It is also nice to remember as a law firm manager that a “thank you” is not reserved for yearly evaluations or Secretary’s Day.
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