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20Jun

Guest Access in Sococo: Your New Secret Weapon

Guest Access is one of the most powerful features in Sococo that doesn’t get enough credit. It’s easy to use, and allows you to open your digital office space to outsiders and friends who might not otherwise be able to visit you at work.
 
Follow along for an overview of how to utilize guest access in Sococo. But first, let’s talk about how you can use it to increase transparency and performance in your organization—and what makes it so great.

14Mar

Meetings, Workshops, and Presentations: Success in Facilitation Styles With Distributed Teams

If you work in a traditional office environment, you probably don’t give much thought to your day-to-day interactions with your teams. Whether it’s a brief meeting, a formal presentation for the C-suite, or a workshop with your customers, the style of your communication comes pretty naturally. But if you work remotely—or if some of your other team members are distributed across time zones—something as simple as a daily check-in meeting suddenly requires a bit more thoughtfulness and planning.

12Jan

Sococo Saves Sococo from the Pacific Northwest Snowstorms!

I’ve been the Sococo Software team ScrumMaster for a few months now, and this is my first distributed agile team. Every day, I am more and more delighted when I experience how Sococo makes our team feel like they are always together. With the recent heavy snowstorms on the west coast, I encountered a new situation that Sococo resolved, and reduced my ScrumMaster stress considerably. 

28Jun

How Cultural Differences Influence Distributed Teamwork

One of the most influential forces in a distributed team is the cultural differences among team members. While working remotely is in itself a challenge, cultural differences can unfortunately sometimes send projects off track. Often, the influence of culture is hidden just beneath the surface.