Creating the Best In-Home Work Experience for Your Employees

Recent events have forced companies to instruct individuals to work remotely. Remote working is not a new concept and technologies like video conferencing, texting and file-sharing have thankfully made working from home easier.  

Here are some other ways that organizations can help employees create the best in-home work experience:

Let them be hands-free

A good pair of earbuds will allow you to talk hands-free while on the phone or on a video conference call. Noise-canceling earbuds like Apple AirPods Pro are particularly great for those who live on a noisy street or anticipate lots of background noise while working. 

Apple AirPods Pro on OtterBox OtterSpot

Equip them with the power they need to stay connected

With laptops, phones, tablets and other devices in use all day, something is always in need of charging. Rather than having several chargers, which may end up in a mash of wiring, help your employees stay powered and connected all day with a wireless charging system like OtterBox OtterSpot. The stackable charger is capable of charging multiple devices at once and it’s wire-free, which also means clutter-free.

OtterBox OtterSpot Wireless Charging System

Remind them they are valued

Working from home comes with many distractions. Remind your employees that they are a part of something important. Many of the technology they use on a daily basis can be customized with your company logo. A branded product also serves as a great gift to show your appreciation and your employee’s value during this difficult time.

Apple AirPods Pro with OtterBox OtterSpot and iPhone

Whether you have already shifted your workforce to remote working or are still transitioning, we are here to help you through it. Contact us today for a commitment-free consultation and get a complimentary digital rendering to see your company logo on your mobile devices and accessories.

From our CEO: Look for us in January

As you may already know, FUSION OF IDEAS is deeply passionate about helping businesses mobilize and scale. We believe in creating high-impact brand experiences through the power of customization.

This holiday season, we helped businesses in all industries create impactful corporate gifting programs. And as we look ahead to the new year and a new decade, we are focused on accelerating our momentum in customization.

FUSION OF IDEAS will be on the road at two marquee industry events in January:
  • As attendees at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 6-10
  • As exhibitors, booth #647, at PPAI Expo (Promotional Products Association International) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas on January 12-16

We look forward to sharing new and exciting ways to re-define customization for our customers. If you will be attending either show in January, we’d love to meet and discuss your plans for 2020.

Merry Christmas on behalf of the entire FUSION OF IDEAS team,

Russ Taylor
CEO, FUSION OF IDEAS

A Customized Experience in NYC: 53rd Annual International Achievement Summit

More than 80 aspiring young scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and public servants recently gathered in New York City to meet with some of the world’s most outstanding leaders in the arts, sciences, business and public service.

The program, 53rd Annual International Achievement Summit, hosted by the American Academy of Achievement, welcomed recipients of the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize, Justices of the United States Supreme Court, and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Guests at the 53rd International Achievement Summit. Photo source: American Academy of Achievement
Guests at the 53rd International Achievement Summit. Photo source: American Academy of Achievement

The highlight of the program was the Banquet of the Golden Plate where 34 guests of honor were inducted into the Academy and presented with the Golden Plate Award.

Some of this year’s guests of honor included: Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Leymah Gbowee and Nadia Murad; American blues guitarist and singer, Buddy Guy; Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Brett M. Kavanaugh; The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey; musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; and designer Thomas Heatherwick.

Attendees at the event used iPads that contained preloaded content, including an app that directs the guest to the event’s agenda, as well as iBooks and podcasts created by the Academy. Each tablet was protected by a smart cover printed with a custom design artwork for the event. All of these services, including the kitting of the iPad packages, were serviced by FUSION OF IDEAS.

“We plan all year for our International Achievement Summit and it’s important that we create the best experience for our guests,” said Ethel Terrado-Lowe, Academy of Achievement Director of New Media and Design. “The FUSION OF IDEAS team understood our mission and were not just order takers, they were partners with us in creating a complete brand experience for our program guests. The team was timely, responsive and knowledgeable, which made working with them a seamless experience.” 

The American Academy of Achievement is a nonprofit organization that brings together the most accomplished people from diverse fields around the world to encourage and inspire the next generation. The organization was founded by Brian Blaine Reynolds, a photographer known for his contributions to Life magazine and Sports Illustrated, in order to bring aspiring young people together with preeminent achievers, who excel in their chosen professions.

Attendees used iPads with a custom-printed smart cover. Inside the iPad, there was a preloaded app directed the guest to the event’s agenda.
Attendees used iPads with a custom-printed smart cover. Inside the iPad, there was a preloaded app directed the guest to the event’s agenda.
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, addresses Academy delegates and members at the Summit. Photo credit: American Academy of Achievement.
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, addresses Academy delegates and members at the Summit. Photo credit: American Academy of Achievement.
Some of the guests of honor at the Summit included: Anthony M. Kennedy, retired Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and Steven Tyler, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and songwriter. Photo credit: American Academy of Achievement
Some of the guests of honor at the Summit included: Anthony M. Kennedy, retired Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and Steven Tyler, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and songwriter. Photo credit: American Academy of Achievement