Name Badges are Effective Tools for Bringing Oneself to Work

The importance of bringing one’s “whole self” to work is currently trending in U.S. workplaces. What is being encouraged is that workers should bring all the elements of who they are to work – their passions, hobbies, relationships, kids – and not leave a part of themselves at the door when they enter the business environment.

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 11, 2016 — The importance of bringing one’s “whole self” to work is currently trending in U.S. workplaces.  What is being encouraged is that workers should bring all the elements of who they are to work – their passions, hobbies, relationships, kids – and not leave a part of themselves at the door when they enter the business environment.

According to author Frederic Laloux in his book Reinventing Organizations, “We are all of fundamental equal worth. At the same time, our community will be richest if we let all members contribute in their distinctive way, appreciating the differences in roles, education, backgrounds, interests, skills, characters, points of view, and so on.”

Kristin MacMillan, President of Imprint Plus, leading manufacturer of customized, reusable name badges and signage, sees a name badge as more than a way to identify and brand an employee within the workplace.  It is a tool that can be successfully used to portrait an employee’s expertise, birth country, passion, hobby, and role outside of business.

“Name badges are great conversation starters, especially when an employee can share a hobby, such as gardening, or a passion, such as student mentoring, or a community service, such as scouting,” says Ms. MacMillan. “Because our name badges are created on-site with a computer and printer, it is possible and very cost effective to add someone’s special interest to the name badge along with the employee name and title. By offering something more personal about an employee, a customer may engage in conversation, which is so important in developing a relationship with the customer.”

Bringing an employee’s whole self to work, can result in engaging customers, helping to develop a better customer relationship, and starting a conversation.

Imprint Plus manufactures an assortment of name badges and small format signage systems that range from customized company name badge systems; to The Mighty Badge Kit, perfect for the small to mid-size businesses with 10+ employees; to YouWho name badges in two- and four-unit kits, starting at $29. For information on name badges and signage, visit www.imprintplus.com, www.themightybadge.com, www.youwhobadges.com.

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Kristin MacMillan is CPA, CA, and President of Imprint Plus with over 20 years of experience in leadership, operations and finance.  Imprint Plus is a leading manufacturer of customized, reusable name badges and signage sold worldwide under the brand names of Imprint Plus, The Mighty Badge and YouWho.

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