10 Interesting Things You Need to Know About Social Intranets | InspireHUB

The corporate Intranet plays an important role in internal communications.  Intranet 2.0 is the "social intranet."

While the types of tools and the way they are used widely varies, studies offer insight into the communications barriers and boosts for productivity and employee engagement.

 

Here are 10 opportunities to up your game ...


10 Things You Need to Know About Employee Engagement | InspireHUB

When employees are highly engaged morale goes up, productivity goes up and so do your profits.

While more companies are leading with empathy and wellness, employee engagement is often misunderstood and sometimes harder to translate into real ROI.

 

Here's what you need to know ...


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 than 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...


Five Things You Must Do To Build Trust With Your Audience

Trust. It is the foundation that enables you to gain more volunteers and secure donors as if they were your own friends and family. Have you established this foundation within your organization? Here are five things you must do if you want to build the kind of trust that lasts with your supporters.


The Power of Making Good Friends

At InspireHUB it isn’t enough to just be friendly, we strive to make good friends with coworkers, clients and supporters. Why is this important? We have learned, and you will too, that an organization is only as strong as its relationships. Here’s why:


The Power of Spontaneous Emotion and Its Impact on Engagement

Often, we believe that spontaneity is a function of chance, however that is not the case. The better prepared you are, the greater the possibility that ‘spontaneity’ can effectively impact engagement. One definition of spontaneous is to “be produced by natural process.” I love that. It means there is no manipulation, but instead a plan or process that allows the emotion, and therefore the engagement, to be natural. Think of it like planning a surprise party. You do all the necessary planning to create a moment of spontaneous delight.


Bridging the Age Gap Between Old and Young Volunteers

 

Have you ever wondered how having senior citizens working alongside high school students might affect your organization? Encouraging the mixing of diverse age groups and experience levels as you build your volunteer base can be highly beneficial according to a report by the Minnesota Literacy Council. The benefits can include:

  • Cross-generational education and learning as different generations share their knowledge and experience
  • A more inclusive atmosphere, regardless of age, gender, education level, etc., causing supporters to feel welcome and supportive
  • A higher level of success for your organization due to everyone involved and able to work happily and cohesively together
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