The use of name badges in the business environment is not of the latest innovation. This simple yet efficient device of identification has been around for ages and is continually being utilized today in many scenarios. Even with modern technology, nothing has replaced name badges as successful technique of identification and promotion.
Name badges can be made of plastic, metal, paper or clothe. The ways they are attached to a person vary from pins, clips, magnets or lanyards. Whatever material they are made of and however they can be attached, name badges will always show the same data which is the person’s name. The name of the company and job position could also be placed on the name badges.
The most practical method of recognition, name badges can substitute uniforms as a way to be identified with the company. Name badges are more durable and less expensive than uniforms. They are also easier to replace when damaged. The time involved to replace uniforms is longer compared to replacing name badges.
Proof of identity is not only needed in the business industry. Everybody wants to be recognized. That is why name badges are worn everywhere, in conferences, promotional events, trade shows. Institutions like schools and hospitals and social gatherings like parties and office functions, use name badges to make people feel at ease. Employees with name badges are easier to approach. Name badges give a signal to the customers that the employees are willing to serve them and assures them that they will be given competent service. Customers will not shy away from talking to the employees and can easily ask for assistance.
The benefits of wearing name badges can also be felt by the employees. Name badges build the employees self-confidence and pride. When employees show off their name badges, they are proud being part of the company. With it comes the responsibility of behaving appropriately to protect the image of the company.
Name badges are astonishing that they are still around nowadays. Many changes had happened but they are still employed today. With the advent of new technology, name badges are easier to produce now than yesteryear’s. Technology has made ordering trouble-free and fast. Name badges are here for a long time.