Karolyn Hart

Karolyn Hart is the Chief Operating Officer of InspireHUB Inc.

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How to inspire your assembly line workers! | InspireHUB

“Hands up! baby, hands up! Gimme your heart! gimme, gimme your heart! Gimme gimme!” My favourite part of the day on the line had just arrived because Brenda had just put on our two o’clock song as we worked.  It always made me laugh because the line (which was made up entirely of women) would all pump their hands in the air at the same time every time the singer said: “Hands up!”

I’m from a manufacturing community where “working on the line” is a right of passage for many and I was no different.  As a teenager, my time spent here would be critical in shaping my views on work and also my character. The reality is that this small manufacturer was way ahead of their time.  I remember the leaders were very concerned with creating a positive culture. They worked hard to create a team environment and to protect the workplace.


Workplaces just replaced Neighborhoods and Places of Worship for our sense of community. What does that mean for companies?


In the most recent blog from Convene titled More People Feel a Sense of Belonging at Work Than Their Neighborhood or Place of Worship - they look at the recent statistics from EY on how people view the workplace:

According to a new study from professional services firm EY, more people get that sense of belonging from their jobs than any other source, outside of their own homes. 
The survey, which looked at    over 1,000 employed adults in the U.S. , found that 34% feel the greatest sense of belonging at work. While this is behind home (62%), it was significantly more than physical neighborhood (19%) and place of worship (17%).

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.


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.


Why Web App Accessibility is Good for YOUR Business | InspireHUB

The Hidden Power of Inclusion? Reach!

W3C Accessibility Compliance. If you know this phrase you likely serve the public in some capacity and are aware of the need for your online presence to be accessible for those who are hearing and visually impaired.  At InspireHUB Technologies, we believe that accessible technology is a human right.  We are happy to report that some governments have passed legislation as they work to make this a reality.  There's no doubt that ensuring your online presence can be accessed by everyone is just the right thing to do.  It also ends up that adopting technologies that assist everyone can do more than just make you feel good; it can have direct benefits to your bottom line.


App Pairing: Making an App for YOUR Winery | InspireHUB


The unique terroir of your vineyard influences every aspect of your wines. While other vineyards may be in your same viticultural area, what makes your wines successful (besides a great growing season) is the team that you have assembled. If you are like many wineries you likely are participating in multiple tourist programs and have ensured that your winery is a part of the routes and promotions that are happening. You may have your own website and having an app is something you are exploring. Here we explain how the IHUBApp can not only help you with your marketing, promotion and engagement of visitors but also how the same app can help communicate with your entire team.

 

 

 

 


7 Different Industry Uses For the IHUBApp | InspireHUB


The IHUBApp is one of the simplest app building tools on the marketplace. It's flexibility means that it can be used in many different ways.  Seeing how other industries apart from your own can leverage a tool can give you ideas on ways to use your IHUBApp.  This post will show you the different uses for the IHUBApp from the luxury of a Winery to the praciticality of a Manufacturing Portal there is not much the IHUBApp is not equipped to do. 


If You Can Use Social Media OR EMAIL You Can Build an App | InspireHUB

You're More Techie Than You Think

Do you ever use any social media? What about sending email? Chances are that you don't even give it a second thought these days as you post your content, create messages and engage with the world around you. Most people who use social media have never spent time thinking about building the technology behind it for themselves. That's because someone else invested the millions to take something really complicated and make it simple for you to use and enjoy.  At InspireHUB, we believed that just like anyone can send a message or use social media that anyone should also have the power to build an app.

If you ever dreamed of making your own app here's some tips about how you can make that happen - today!

 

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