A company culture based on empathy? 13 reasons why ... | InspireHUB

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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10 Ways to Grow Your Wine Club Memberships

Whether you’re thinking about starting a wine club or have one you’re looking to grow, the potential ROI is hard to ignore. Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) sales account for a whopping 60 percent of winery revenue. Think you’re too small to cash in? For wineries making less than 2,500 cases per year, that number jumps to 74 percent.

Continuity sales are an opportunity to significantly grow your bottom line.

Wine clubs are one of the most lucrative sources of revenue for those who understand a handful of truths -- and tactics -- when it comes to engaging and keeping clients.


5 Things Winning Wineries Get Right

Wine consumption in the U.S. has enjoyed unprecedented growth during the last twenty years, but the annual “State of the Wine Industry 2018” report cautions we’re now at the end of that boom.  It predicts: “Successful wineries 10 years from now will be those that adapted to a different consumer with different values—a customer who uses the internet in increasingly complex and interactive ways, is frugal and has less discretionary income than their predecessors.”

So how do wineries adapt to not only survive but thrive in a market that’s rapidly changing?  Here are some of the strategies and tactics that define the winners ...


How LinkedIn's Growing Pains May In Fact Signal an Opportunity for Deeper Engagement In the Remote Workplace

There's some hand-wringing going on over on LinkedIn. It seems the "Camelot" of business communities is going through some growing pains. They're not immune to the messiness of "work life" and "personal life" mixing things up.

In June of this year, Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs put out a new report that shows telecommuting workers increased by 115%. That’s about 3.9 million people working from home or almost 3% of the total U.S. workforce, working from home at least half the time in 2015, an increase from 1.8 million in 2005.

What does this have to do with LinkedIn and the engagement rules changing? More than you realize. Click through for a quick primer on how the blurring of the two worlds isn't necessarily a bad thing, and why it may signal an opportunity for deeper and more meaningful "virtual workplace" connections that make business better, not worse.


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.

 

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