Companies and organizations come in different shapes and sizes. Some are fortune 500 companies like Amazon that hire thousands of front line workers while others are small businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agency offices that utilize 15-30 personnel. Fortunately, innovations have led to an explosion of locker designs which means there’s something for everyone. Implementing a good locker solution keeps things organized, provides a centralized storage for employee belongings, and reduces the chance of theft liability on company premises.
Here are several options that can help guide your search for the optimal storage solution:
Secure and Scalable
Many organizations are in the business of conducting professional testing such as IT & Nursing certifications, SAT & ACT placement exams, and government & military aptitude tests. Having a secure place for test takers to store their belongings such as keys and cell phone ensures they don’t have to worry about missing personal effects before, during, and after the exam. In addition, other organizations such as consulting agencies and home healthcare medical companies that often dispatch their employees to remote locations can benefit from a small but secure storage locker solution when their people are occasionally in the office for meetings, etc. The Cell Phone and Tablet Locker by Hallowell offers ample storage space for small items with the flexibility to choose padlock, keylock, or digital combination lock and can be purchased in single or triple-wide configurations allowing you to scale your locker storage solution as your organization grows.
Academic projects take up space. If you’ve ever walked into an elementary classroom the day after a painting project is due or in the middle of a science experiment presentation, you know how quickly storage space can disappear. However, there are practical storage solutions that can safely store projects, media, and important documents. Flat File Storage systems provide an optimal space to store artwork, media projects, blueprints, and maps while keeping classrooms, libraries, and archive rooms organized. Here are three applications where flat file storage can help keep you organized.
Academic and public libraries store and archive a wide range of media for research and teaching purposes. However, unlike textbooks, some media are sensitive and must be carefully stored. Librarians require unique storage that can hold 3-D representations, raised or textured topographical maps, and a wide array of transparencies. These materials must be stored in a flat environment, and counter space is often used for conventional applications such as reading surfaces and computer workstations. The Flat File System by Shain features a stackable option which can adapt to a growing library archive.
When most people think of lockers, they flashback to high school where students bump into each other desperately trying to reach their lockers to swap books & papers given the few minutes between classes. However, many businesses provide lockers for their employees which are thoughtful and practical. These are a few reasons why you may want to implement lockers in your place of business.
1. Keep Belongings Safe and Convenient
In our 21st century society, personal belongings are more than just car keys, cell phone, and a wallet or purse. It’s not uncommon for employees to be part-time students, parents, or have a second job which means having a dedicated space to keep belongings safe while at work is a welcome amenity. Many working professionals who commute often carry a “daypack” which often includes a laptop computer, tablet, change of clothes for the gym/school/second job, lunch & snacks, water bottle, and anything else to get the employee through his or her action-packed day. Worthington Direct offers different types of lockers such as Wall Mount Lockers to keep employee belongings safe from those with less than honorable intentions.
Despite the computer becoming a virtual necessity in our personal, academic, and business lives, the advent of the iPad in 2010 was the turning point for the rise of of tablet computer adoption. Many school budgets and grants financed these devices in an effort to enhance the the educational environment and teachers were excited about the idea of a new era of technological advances in the classroom. However, the reality of academic learning has compelled many schools to reexamine their learning infrastructure and return to traditional laptop computers.
There are many reasons for the decision to downgrade but the biggest issue is how students perceive these devices. Tablets are considered more for entertainment, to use for gaming and connecting on social media. Students were excited to use these devices (despite being told they’re for educational projects) but still had the perception the devices were for recreation.