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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.

07Jun

Ready to Up Your Game? Try These 5 Agile Concepts in Real Life.

 With the popularity and overwhelming success of Agility in both software development and now the business world, people are taking the principles of this management approach and using them in a third way: to make their personal lives more fulfilling. 
 
If you consider yourself a ScrumMaster, or even have ScrumMaster tendencies, it’s time to up your Agile game and apply these five concepts from the Agile office to your personal life. This will help you start to bring flow to the chaos at home, and have a more organized and productive week (or year!).

03Jun

How Do You Measure a Year?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure a year? The cast of the Broadway musical RENT might say in sunsets and cups of coffee. I can’t count the number of bottles of wine I drank, or ice cream cones, or mosquito bites, or how many times I had calls drop during my year working remotely for NetSuite traveling with Remote Year, but I was able to put together a few of these numbers to measure my year:

23May

The Internet’s Best Whiteboarding Apps for Distributed Agile Teams

At Sococo, one of our top feature requests is for an integrated whiteboard as part of a room. We get it! We love whiteboarding, too. (What Agile team doesn’t?) 

There are several app solutions that will give you the feeling of a whiteboard in a Sococo room. We’ve compiled a list of favorites, so you can collaborate in your browser and share your screens to host the whiteboard session of your dreams—no matter where your team is located.

1. RealtimeBoard

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.

22May

5 Tips for Overcoming the Language Barrier on a Distributed Team

In a distributed team, diversity can mean a number of things. Removing the barrier of geographic proximity and the need to commute can be a great advantage in getting the best possible people for the job. More and more, we’re seeing businesses take advantage of the flexibility of a distributed office to hire across borders and create an international team.