Uniforms are an important part of any team. Whether it is a team at work or an outside organisation such as a sports club or charity. The benefits and the importance of using personalised work uniforms will surprise you and it’s for this reason it’s recommended that you use high-quality customisation techniques in order to ensure that they’re made to the highest possible standards and reflect your company and corporate image perfectly. But why are uniforms so important? What makes them special and why are they still necessary in today’s modern age? Well, let me explain…
They help you look the part:
Uniforms play an important role in creating a smart and professional look for your team and organisation. They way you and your team looks says an awful lot about the organisation and this can either keep people interested in what you have to offer, or it could make them turn away and use one of your competitors instead. A messy team member can suggest a messy business and that is certainly not an image that any company wants to portray to their customers or to the general public.
They create awareness:
Many companies try various different techniques and spend a lot of money trying to raise awareness of their brand or cause. A uniform is incredibly important because it doesn’t just help your team look the part, it also helps to raise awareness as it can display your logo, your name, your contact details and anything else that you think is important for the general public to know. What’s more, we see loads of people each and every day and this means that your corporate workwear can get more and more exposure at a much cheaper cost. In fact, a 2008 study showed that the average cost per impression for printed products was £0.004p!
Corporate workwear doesn’t just end at T-Shirts either, you can customise all kinds of apparel including hats, socks, jumpers, fleeces – you name it, it can be customised using either printing or embroidery (in some cases both!).
They bring your team together:
The power that a uniform has to bring people together is dramatically underestimated by both bosses and team leaders. Most people don’t understand how a uniform could possible bring together a group of people, but the truth is that they really can. Most volunteers and staff members want to feel like they’re part of something and this extends to your members of staff as well. Not having a sense of togetherness can cause problems in the workplace as people can become disconnected from each other and there’s always the potential that the work isn’t done for and with the other team members. A uniform can be a great way to help your employees understand that they’re part of something bigger, they’re part of a team and that team is incredibly important to your company. When you feel part of something, it leads to increased productivity.
They make life a little bit easier:
There is no doubt about this next one, uniforms help to make life easier. This is important for both the employer and the employee as it removes the difficulties of deciding what you’re planning on wearing each day. Also, as not everyones idea of what constitutes ‘smart clothing’ is the same, it removes any confusion and helps businesses and organisations get rid of any issues surrounding clothing once and for all.
They can actually be fun:
Uniforms can actually provide entertainment for your team if they’re a part of the creation process. If you’re considering using staff uniforms for the first time, or even if you’re thinking of swapping old uniforms for new, updated designs, then why not give everyone a chance to have their say on what the uniforms will look like – after all, it’s your employees will be the ones wearing them. You could also offer your employees a range of different colours and patterns and decide whether printing or embroidery is the best customisation technique for your brand. This is not only important because it brings people together, but it can also keep all of your team members happy as well.