2020 has been a year of unprecedented change in the way we do business. The events of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a seismic shift in the face of the modern workplace. Since mid-March, when stay-at-home orders caused people all over the country to pivot overnight from typical office settings to working remotely, companies have had to re-think the way they do business, and employees have had to reinvent their work-life to accommodate these sweeping changes.
Having employees work from home brings a new set of challenges, mainly due to equipment. In order for employees to connect to the company’s network, it is often essential to give them a company laptop in order to maintain a high level of security that accompanies a customer service position. As such, many employers have chosen Chromebooks, which are lightweight and inexpensive laptops that can be used in a home office and easily transported back into the office when it reopens.
Remote workers whose jobs entail interfacing via online meetings, either with colleagues or with clients, also need other specialized equipment in order to effectively do their jobs at home. For those whose work calendar is full of appointments on Google Meet or Zoom, it is essential to have quality headphones. The right headset will help filter out background noise so that the employee can carefully listen to each meeting participant and effectively communicate their ideas and questions. A quality headset will also allow other meeting attendees to easily understand the speaker. Most of all, headsets that are to be worn for hours at a time must have adequate padding in order to be comfortable enough to withstand a full day of meetings.
To meet these objectives, remote workers have chosen to use Chromebook compatible headsets to help them perform their jobs more effectively. Chromebook headphones can be wireless, or they can be plugged into a USB port or a standard headphone jack. For this reason, business professionals working with a Chromebook have a wide variety of options when it comes to their headsets. They can choose a set that is more cost-effective for the company yet still offers all of the comfort and efficiency of one that is issued in the office.
Choosing the right headset will not only help to stifle outside sounds for the employee, they also feature microphones that reduce feedback and other audio issues for the rest of the people in attendance. By working with a Chromebook and Chromebook headphones, a company can ensure that each employee’s experience is on par with what they normally expect from an in-person meeting. Even after it’s time for us all to head back to the office, there’s a good chance that we’ll have all grown so fond of the noise-canceling capabilities of Chromebook headphones that we want to keep using them for the rest of our careers!