As the Coronavirus has spread around the world, businesses are requiring employees to work from home and grappling with the practical implications of suddenly needing to manage a distributed workforce.
InspireHUB is a 100% remote company and has been managing an international staff of digital nomads for over five years. As the creator of the IHUBApp Digital Experience Platform, we also have had agencies and clients use our platform to build employee hubs to help improve their connection and engagement.
From this unique vantage point, we decided to share the internal guidelines and tips that have helped us become high-performers and produce at the award-winning level with the hopes of you making the most of the situation.
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It's one thing to make policies that put people first in company culture. It's another thing entirely to model them. But being part of a corporate social experiment designed to prove that putting the bottom line and people first are not competing ideals? Better buckle up!
Getting beyond lip-service often means a lot of falling down and getting things wrong before you find your groove. Our Founder, Karolyn Hart, jokes about our being "UnInspireHUB" while we fumbled through the transition from a more traditional workplace to the 100% remote -- and empowered -- workplace we have now. She's bent on disrupting some of the most toxic foundations of corporate culture, starting with ours.
While the sign-off on rebooting might happen at the top, the biggest changes often start from the bottom up. Buy-in has to be across all teams and pay grades. "Ask me anything" style collaboration, a willingness to kill sacred cows and valuing "impact" over "hours" may make great sound-bytes, but feel like very risky business when it comes to the bottom line.
And yet something funny happens when you treat people like capable adults. They tend to rise to the occasion, and so does your ROI.
Here are some of the experiments that have paid off best at InspireHUB...
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Happy New Year! As we enter 2019 we’re left to reflect on all of the adventures we’ve had here at InspireHUB in 2018. Of course, we couldn’t have done any of this without our amazing support of family, friends, and clients alike!
Enjoy our 2018 InspireHUB Recap!
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How do you cultivate meaningful moments of celebration in the workplace in a way that respects the diversity of cultures and traditions that make up the beautiful tapestry of your people? At one point or another, most of us have done the potlucks, the ugly Christmas sweaters and the Secret Santa gift exchanges. But the celebrations that pack in the most meaning and fun are the ones built around "experiences" not more "stuff."
At a time of year when budgets are already stretched thin, here are a handful of ways to reinvent holiday celebrations in the workplace, including the virtual ones, with a focus on inspiring experiences and "presence" not "presents."
Here's how to kick it "InspireHUB" style ...
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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%).
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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 ...
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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.
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