Healthy companies don't happen by accident. They're the result of an engaged leadership that creates a culture of care. Studies show that happy employees are more productive and their companies have a healthier bottom line.
So why does the Gallup poll tell us that nearly 70 percent of employees are actively disengaged?
Here are 3 things we get wrong and how to fix them ...
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Thousands of man-hours had been spent and hundreds of thousands of dollars on switching to the newest technology, only there was one significant and unforeseen challenge - no one was using it. Sound familiar? It happens all the time. In this case, the year was 1999 and unfortunately, since that time, I've seen this challenge happen repeatedly. If you ask people why a piece of new technology doesn't get adopted, you will usually get answers like “it didn't do what it promised,” “the people weren't properly trained,” or it just didn't work with our current processes.
Yet, in case after case, I've witnessed technology not be adopted that would have made a difference if it was used, the people were trained, and would have made current processes easier if implemented.
If you are a large business, you want to avoid a tug of war happening between you and your people as you desperately try to get the ROI out of your new tool. If you are a small business, any money put into a new tool that remains unused can be devastating.
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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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How important is a morale booster to your team? Many communicators are stuck in ancient protocols that leave their internal communications boring and dry. As research points out, employee engagement leads to both a happier workforce and a significantly healthier bottom line.
An increasing number of organizations are finding interesting lessons in the art of play, and more specifically in "gamification." Gamification recognizes that human behaviour revolves around the need for "validation" and "rewards" so finding what things are most meaningful to your employees in those areas and simple ways of "making it so" can be game-changers.
Here are 6 games you can adapt right now...
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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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Internal communications are essential to a company's growth and success. It impacts morale, productivity and revenue.
You might be surprised to learn the numbers behind the way businesses are using technology to boost employee engagement and the bottom line.
Here's where to lean in ...
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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 ...
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