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 Facts You Should Not Ignore About Internal Communications | InspireHUB

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 ...


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...


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.


3 Ways Municipal Apps Create Thriving Cities | InspireHUB


As smartphones have become increasingly faster and more adept in their processing capabilities, mobile apps have followed suit, offering more user-friendly ways of accessing information, communicating with others, and increasing productivity. By the end of 2017,
research indicates that nearly half of the world throughout 80 countries will own smartphones.  

As these numbers continue to grow, so do opportunities for municipalities to engage with their communities. Municipal leaders looking to expand their reach and increase civic engagement can connect with users through any web-enabled device with mobile apps.  Municipal apps, like the IHUBApp powered by InspireHUB Technologies, help cities thrive by providing the tools needed to improve both internal communications and productivity, while offering residents instant access to municipal data, services and leaders.

 


5 Reasons Municipalities Need a Mobile Event App | InspireHUB

 

You coordinate municipal events. You have a small team, and an even smaller budget. You have council meetings and a roster of other conferences and events to manage. You’re heading into the height of festival season, which requires a complex coordination between staff, vendors and constituents. You’ve got schedules, sitemaps, resource guides and blog posts to publish on multiple social media channels. Your I.T. department has a stack of content a mile high to manage for other departments too. Staff vacations are about to make resources even tighter.

What to do?

While there are lots of ways to run successful events with lean resources, more cities are turning to technology to save time and money while boosting engagement.

And not just any technology will do.   If you’re going to be lean and agile, you’ve got to go mobile with an event app. Here’s why…

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