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To go along with a year full of changes, wisnet has started a new fitness incentive program. Not only does wisnet make customer satisfaction a top priority, we also make sure our employees’ health and well-being are a top priority as well.

Here’s how the program works:

Work out three times a week. (Frequency)

We’re talking about a real workout, and no, shopping doesn’t count. I asked. (Intensity)

Your workout must last at least 30 minutes. (Time)

If an employee completes three workouts within a one-week time period (Saturday through Friday), they enter their name in the office raffle jar. wisnet will then hold quarterly drawings for prizes!

wisnetFIT + prizes = healthy, happy employees!

A New Look With Responsive Results

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Winfield Homes is greeting spring with a refreshed new look and feel. It’s easier than ever to find a floor plan to start your home building journey. An array of large images fill the photo gallery and a blog containing news, tips and ideas has been added to the site.

The Winfield Homes website not only has a new design, but a responsive design. What is responsive design, you ask? That is when the design starts out wide to accommodate a computer monitor (oftentimes wider than in the past), but then shrinks as the user resizes their browser window. The content will then shift to display in a friendlier format for tablets and smartphones.

With tablet sales expected to exceed 100 million and smartphones to reach 1 billion worldwide in 2013, business owners can no longer ignore the increasing number of customers viewing their websites on a mobile device. Viewing a conventional website on a tablet or smartphone is difficult to read, often hard to navigate, and very frustrating for the user. A responsive design presents the website in the best possible way for each device. As the viewing screen size gets smaller, the website reflows the content so that the text remains at a readable size, graphics fill the screen better and navigation is thumb-friendly. Find more articles from our blog to learn more.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about updating your website to a responsive design.

wisnet.com performs website design in Wisconsin, but also services companies across the nation. Special thanks to Winfield Homes a Fond du lac, Wisconsin based company for trusting us with their website design!

Your Questions- Answered!

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We thought it would be worthwhile sharing our experience and the feedback that we have been providing to these inquiries. The flex vacation policy is still in it’s early stages for us, so far, so good.

So we don’t track hours at all (here or out of the office) The expectation is that people are here – but when we have personal appointments, want to get out for a bike ride, have a vacation scheduled or just need some personal time – get out of here. We do want people to make sure that their roles are covered, and projects they are working on are on schedule (and they are not holding people up on another portion of the project)

We look at factors like goals that are met, attitude, contribution to projects, and to our internal education.

We are fortunate that we have a great group of people here – they are focused on moving project through.

We also wanted to encourage the team to research – as you know – this industry changes fast – we want people to take time to learn – and teach.

(wisnet University is our internal google+ community that we use to share ideas, tips, educational information, and more)

The flex vacation concept allows us to easily setup / schedule time for personal appointments, longer vacation plans, family needs, and those times we want a break to get out and enjoy the weather.

At the same time, we also want to encourage learning and research within the company. We are working on forming alternative or ‘study/social’ areas that will hopefully work well for getting away from your desk for a research or conversation break. These areas will evolve quite a bit as we see how they are used. I definitely want your input on how to make these areas more impactful.

I do want to keep your research time in the office for a few reasons. One of the main ones is that if we need you for a conversation or important customer update or call – we have access to you. The other main reason is that I have always been a fan of keeping your home / play environment just that – home and play. Having a solid separation between home and office is powerful in helping you get and stay energized.

– when you are out of the office – make sure you are out of the office – refresh / re-energize.
– bring your re-fleshed attitude and ideas each day (both to home and to the office). Your attitude impacts the enjoyment and environment of EVERYONE around you. Make it the best!
– research and brainstorm together.
– think fun – think happy – both in the office and at home.
– look forward to what you can do here at the office each day.
– look forward to what you can do at home each nite and weekend.
– appreciate the differences in environments.
– don’t feel guilty on taking vacation time. It helps you, it helps the company. happy you = happy company.

Has your company considered implementing a flexible policy?

What have been your thoughts and feedback?