Name Badges and Name Tags

Existing in a social world, human beings are bound to interact with one another for many reasons. For example, we all work to earn money and in the process we interact with different groups of people like workmates and also the people we are giving our services too. Because of this, we need to identify ourselves with one another to create a sense of belonging. This will also help to create a healthy working environment.

Name badges establish relationships between the official wearers of the name badges. Otherwise known as name tags, name badges are designed to be worn by employees and are also required by many organizations to assist their customers in identifying those people rendering the services offered by the company. In cases of fraud or any form of illicit or illegal activity, name badges make it relatively simple to identify who the perpetrator of the act was and whether he was an authorized member of the staff.
By wearing a name badge, it gives the employees a sense of pride in their company as they represent it and are associated with the company’s reputable image.

Badges and tags are widely available and can be found made in many forms and from many materials. They can be made out of paper, plastic, metal or sometimes wood. There are those types that are worn over the neck by using a lanyard. Alternatively, others put them on top of the working attire by using a variety of attachments, including adhesive stickers, pins which actually stick the fabric, and versatile magnets.

Everything in the world in one way or another has a use for name badges! Clearly, name tags are universally used. In restaurants, waiters and waitresses frequently use name tags for identification by their customers and also by the employers. Employers who have employed new members of staff are required to address them personally; name badges make this easier also. Having access to name badges creates an environment of respect between the employer and his subordinates. In hotels, they are widely used by room service, body guards, security guards, and many other members of the staff to enable the staff to be identified quickly and easily. Not forgetting that in the public sector, the members of the armed forces use name badges for recognition by their supervisors. In hospitals, name badges are used to identify and address nurses, and also to properly identify patients. When going to formal parties, members of the serving staff are differentiated from visitors and also any managers and V.I.P. guests present at the event. Being properly aware of the identities of the individuals present at a function helps in giving knowledge and also in regulating conduct as people interact, aware of the people around them. In airports, members of staff wear badges to be identified by customers. By doing so, they are able to provide services when they are required to.

Name badges are used in almost all areas of society to enable social interaction and to properly identify the parties present at any location. Being able to identify participants smooths social transactions and encourages polite social exchange.