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A Year of Working Remotely…

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Mike Davidson published a blog post sharing his experience for the first remote year of his career at inVision. Remote employees feeling isolated is a big challenge, we overcame using Sococo, they could too for building a collision-rich remote office.

Here‘s Mike’s post.

This is a great blog that shows that even in ‘strong remote’ companies – that we all can get better. The main area where inVision is failing is really creating the remote culture that is BETTER than the in-person. To do this – we’ve found that you have to recreate the ‘watercooler effect’ as well as ‘management by walking around’.

The only tool that we’ve been able to find that does this great is Sococo – since it tricks your brain to think you’re actually ‘seeing’ people around the office and you feel more comfortable having impromptu chats, etc. It also recreates the feeling where you can see colleagues huddled together in a conference room (even if you’re not in that meeting), you can see your boss is in his office, etc. A great tool that really starts bridging the gap between the virtual and physical world. If inVision had this – we believe his experience would be significantly pro-remote.

Remote employees feeling isolated is a big challenge, we overcame using Sococo, they could too for building a collision-rich remote office.

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Andy Tryba
Andy is a technology optimist and the founder & CEO of Think3, Founder & CEO of Crossover, co-founder & CEO of RideAustin and the CEO of a variety of technology companies including Engine Yard, DNN Corp, Kayako, Bizness Apps, FogBugz, School Loop, Agemni, SLI Systems, and Sococo. Andy runs each of these companies with 100% remote talent – across all functions.

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