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22May

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.

25Oct

Encouraging Collaboration in a Distributed Team Environment

They say that leading a team is similar to conducting an orchestra; with a lot of practice and attention, you can get everyone to play the same tune. But what do you do if the orchestra members are not only in different rooms, but on different continents? How do you get your team to perform a symphony when some members are playing while others are asleep? And how can you expect to get everyone on the same page when even something as simple as ensuring a time-sensitive email is read and actioned can pose a logistical challenge?
26Jul

The Audacious Salon at Agile 2016 — Distributed Agile: Delusion or Evolution?

We at Sococo are having a fun, busy and HOT (we’re in Atlanta) time here at Agile 2016. One of the main reasons we’re participating this year is to support the fabulous Mark Kilby and Michael Herman for their session in a brand new track called The Audacious Salon. Our topic? Distributed Agile: Delusion or Evolution? Yesterday was the first session and we were blown away by the results.
07Mar

10-Step Path to Agile and Lean High-Performance Teams (Infographic)

14Jan

10 Ways to Have More Fun in Your Virtual Office

In today’s world of a million “internet science” articles and google searches, it seems like everything has been broken down into digestible easy steps. “How to Make Your Co-Workers Like You”, “How to Be Confident”, “How to Have Fun”. But the thing is, not everything in life can be broken down into a few easy steps. Fun is one of those things. It’s mysterious. It’s intangible. It’s also insanely important.
08Dec

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.
03Dec

Product Vision Roadmap Q4'15 - Part 1

It’s been just shy of 2 months since we released Sococo RS, and we wanted to touch base with our users to provide an update on progress. In general, feedback has been very positive. In particular, the new browser client and guest access features are being well received. There is a lot of exciting work left to do.
01Dec

7 Signs You Need a Virtual Office

Working virtually has amazing perks. One of them is that there’s no commute to an office everyday. However, this can also bring up virtual communication, organization, and collaboration challenges.
29Oct

The Value of Connectedness

Editor's Note: The following post is from Sococo CEO and all around bad ass Cliff Pollan.

The Power of Connections

Having strong connections to customers, colleagues, or partners is the foundation for a successful business. We value this highly at Sococo, and it sits right at the heart of what we do.