Essential workplace items you can’t do without in 2024.

The first few months of the new year is the ideal time for employees to decide what they want to achieve in 2024 and set some goals. To help team members achieve their goals, it’s important to provide them with all the tools they need for self-empowerment and to drive productivity and efficiency in their day-to-day activities.

We spoke with Mary Chirgwin, Category Manager for Office Products, who shared her insights on the four key workplace essentials for 2024.

Experience quiet virtual meetings without leaving your desk.

Conduct virtual meetings comfortably at your desk with the Evolve 2 40 by Jabra headset. This headset blocks out the noise around you through passive noise cancellation made possible by its isolating foam oval ear cushions and angled ear cup design. It’s also certified for Microsoft Teams, meaning it can be seamlessly integrated into your desk set-up.

“Users of this headset will appreciate the ‘busy light’ feature, which activates a red light when you’re in a call or in a meeting to prevent interruptions,” says Mary.

Sink into superior comfort and personalised ergonomics.

A quality work chair provides benefits beyond comfort, including enhanced performance and can contribute to the overall well-being of an employee. Selecting a work chair endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), such as the Buro Metro Task Chair, ensures the upkeep of ergonomic support and postural health.

“Ensuring employees have a comfortable and ergonomic chair enables them to concentrate on the task at hand. This chair is designed to work with your body providing an adjustable back/lumbar support lever and an independently adjustable seat tilt for free-floating or locked-in positions,” says Mary.

Refresh your palate and invigorate your senses.

Avoid jitteriness by choosing a milder alternative to coffee, such as Twinings Herbal Infusions Pure Peppermint. A 40-day pack provides enough for a single employee for just over a month and can aid them with improved mental alertness and focus for a busy day. Tea also contains antioxidants which help protect against cognitive decline and improve brain function.

“A cup of tea in the morning or afternoon is a low calorie but flavourful choice for the office that can satisfy and refresh the palate and mind. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, allowing for it to be savoured,” says Mary.

Stick your thoughts to adhesive notes strips.

Sticky notes are ideal for reminders or brainstorming thoughts that can be placed on doors, windows or walls in the office. Their adhesive ability reliably sticks and re-sticks, allowing notes to be moved throughout the day. Sticky notes such as the Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes Cabinet Wanderlust Pack are made from 30% recyclable paper, they are environmentally conscious, sourced from renewable and responsibly managed forests.

“Sticky notes provide a quick way to jot down information and help with ideating thoughts, tasks or projects. With an assortment of three colours, they help to categorise and sort with the way you work,” says Mary.

Shop our extensive range of workplace products online to find all the office essentials you’ll need to carry through the year ahead.