The startling scheduling hack that can increase your productivity, morale, and innovation at the same time! | InspireHUB

When we started InspireHUB, we knew that a “start-up” culture meant that we could expect long hours and days.  We were no exception as our small team passionately pursued our dreams. As the leader of our team, I had only one rule and that was that I requested everyone take one day off every seven days.  (Back then, it wasn’t unusual for us to work weekends. Welcome to startup life.) Some followed it, some did not as they elected to try and get ahead of their work.

To say our team was “highly engaged” would be an understatement.  Requests from managers for staff to take extra time off (meaning working a normal work week like everyone else) was met with protest.  Our team wore their efforts like gamified badges even bragging about “starting second shifts” when the normal people of the world went home.  We were putting out huge amounts of code and work products. The team was passionately engaged. We were living the startup dream!

We were in serious trouble.


5 simple ways to use video to reach employees and boost engagement | InspireHUB

People prefer video!  You are desperate to keep your employees "in the know" but the reality is that with increasing dispersed channels it's not easy.  Nothing is worse then one of your employees discovering an important company announcement from an outside channel.  Video is a game changer and we're here to help with some great ideas on how you can leverage this great tool for your organization's internal communications.

 

Want more proof that video gets more engagement than text-based content and email? Read on...


The 3 most important reasons you need to STOP the email madness ... right now. | InspireHUB

 

You're exhausted. We get it! And if your boss isn't convinced that your "email fatigue" is a real problem, we've done your homework for you so you can send up the SOS. What your boss cares about is the bottom line. Here's a primer to help you make the case that it's time to handle internal communications in a different way.


Why your MOM is the difference between success and failure with remote work.


INTRODUCTION:

Remote work is not a new phenomenon.  For thousands of years, leaders have been managing people that are distributed and there is a formula that predicts success.

  • How is that some rulers were able to lead their nation to great prosperity when others failed?
  • How did successful generals overseeing thousands of soldiers dispersed across great lands still manage to fulfill their missions successfully?
  • How do today's greatest leaders overseeing Fortune 500 companies with thousands of employees spread across different campuses still be profitable?

We are going to show you how your MOM is the biggest predictor of your ability to successfully oversee a remote workforce.


This Thanksgiving, You Say Turkey, We Say Horses! The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) kicks off Futurity on Thanksgiving Day with their Brand New IHUBApp. | InspireHUB

You might have noticed we have a bit of a soft spot for horses as we've been empowering the people that love them with our IHUBApp.  Today's spotlight is on our friends at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) as they get set to kick off the most prestigious event in the internationally popular equestrian sport of reining.  Fans are invited to take a front row seat at their 10-day NRHA Futurity event in Oklahoma City on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, through the NRHA Futurity IHUBApp, powered by InspireHUB Technologies.


A cowboy's newest favorite tool? The IHUBApp! Quarter Horse News blazes new frontiers with a Progressive Web App that puts the rodeo in your pocket. | InspireHUB

 


How LinkedIn's Growing Pains May In Fact Signal an Opportunity for Deeper Engagement In the Remote Workplace

There's some hand-wringing going on over on LinkedIn. It seems the "Camelot" of business communities is going through some growing pains. They're not immune to the messiness of "work life" and "personal life" mixing things up.

In June of this year, Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs put out a new report that shows telecommuting workers increased by 115%. That’s about 3.9 million people working from home or almost 3% of the total U.S. workforce, working from home at least half the time in 2015, an increase from 1.8 million in 2005.

What does this have to do with LinkedIn and the engagement rules changing? More than you realize. Click through for a quick primer on how the blurring of the two worlds isn't necessarily a bad thing, and why it may signal an opportunity for deeper and more meaningful "virtual workplace" connections that make business better, not worse.


Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards Launches First Progressive Web App for Wineries in North America

Love wine?  There's an app for that!  Take a look at how Canadian winery, Cooper's Hawk Vineyards, is putting their new IHUBApp to work to engage both visitors and their staff.

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