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  • Pedro Amador 9:00 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Ten steps to becoming a toxic boss 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Ten steps to becoming a toxic boss Are you tired of being unsuccessful? Would you like to be loathed to death but be the one that generates the most revenue? If so, you need to painstakingly stick to the following ten rules that will help you on your way to becoming a toxic boss:

    1. It´s a good idea to keep your head down. Every day that goes by without being fired for making mistakes will increase your severance package as well as the power of your kingdom.

    2. Don’t complicate your life with change. Innovative ideas come and go and there’s no reason why you should put yourself at risk for anything that scares you.

    3. Don’t share your ideas with anyone. Too many people will want to jump on the bandwagon.

    4. Of course, you should automatically pass off any good ideas that your staff and colleagues have as your own in front of your bosses. There’s no need to name names; it all happens thanks to you.

    5. Don’t show any gratitude. People are paid for their work and that should be enough.

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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro seeks a Frontend Web Architect 

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes (probably more if you are interested ;-) )

    Zyncro keeps growing and we need to expand our team. Now we’re looking for a Frontend Web Architect to join our people in Barcelona (Zyncro’s headquarters).

    If you want to work in an energetic, flexible, leading, international and multicultural company with a young and modern, dynamic but also fast-paced environment, then you’re the person we’ve been looking for.

    Who are we?

    Zyncro Tech is one of the main start-ups on today’s international technology panorama. It was included in the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the workplace in September 2013. We started in Barcelona in late 2009, and it has now business activity in 30 countries. We have currently over 250,000 users, 500 corporate clients, 70 employees, 50 sales and technology partners, and more than 60 integrations with external software. It is also an award-winning company, a proud winner of 13 business awards.

    Our mission is to help companies reach their potential through the use of Social Technology applied to a corporate environment, integrating different technologies and implementing gamification strategies bring together the collective knowledge and expertise of an organization and place it at the service of its members.

    What we are looking for?

    We are looking for a first class web architect to improve and upgrade our frontend to newer technologies, to migrate from standard scripts using just jQuery to a more structured layout using AngularJS, improve our plugins framework in PHP/JS , and help us to define and implement the technological roadmap for our frontend. We require a structured but flexible mind, oriented to results, performance and maintainability with a hands-on approach.

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  • Daniel Albert 9:00 am on April 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Access Zyncro from your Blackberry 10 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    At Zyncro we’re constantly improving our native mobile applications so you can access all your Enterprise Social Network content from any device. Today we’re introducing our Zyncro application for Blackberry 10, specially developed for those companies and regions in which the use of this device is widespread, especially on a corporate level. This means you’ll be able to help your clients, collaborate with your partners, manage your company’s documentation and projects, all while keeping up-to-date with your organisation’s activity from anywhere and at any time.

    Adapting to this new completely tactile Blackberry device, continuing with our highly intuitive design and prioritising the simplicity of touch-screen interaction, we present a fast, stable interface based on simple and agile browsing that delivers the best in user experience.   

    Quickly access the most important sections of your Enterprise Social Network via our browsing sidebar: messages, files, people, groups, departments and your user profile. Once inside each section, you’ll be able to smoothly browse through all the content, easily returning to the main menu whenever you want to.

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  • Agustín Bosso 12:26 pm on April 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro 4.2, your information better managed, organised and accessible 

    As companies make more use of their Enterprise Social Networks, their shared information multiplies exponentially from one day to the next. This calls for a suitable structure that gives users access to well organised data at all times so they can do their jobs more quickly and efficiently.

    That’s why we’ve been working hard on version 4.2 of our platform, which incorporates significant improvements to accessibility and information flow control.  

    Zyncro 4.2 gives more controlled, manageable and structured access to your organisation’s knowledge.

    For this new version, we’ve developed Group and Subgroup functionality, which allows network members to order the work spaces in which people, messages and documents are categorised so that everyone has access to the knowledge specific to their sphere of work.

    With version 4.2 of Zyncro, you can arrange your collaborators into specific work groups and personalise the access that each member has to certain conversations and documents, assigning them different security clearances in the associated subgroups.

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  • Agustín Bosso 9:00 am on March 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Improve your organisation’s decision-making with a smart data analysis system brought to you by Zyncro and BiyCloud 

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

    Despite the vast volumes of data that organisations have, few are yet able to extract knowledge from this information. This creates the need for advanced business intelligence tools that will let them capitalise on the power of their data when taking decisions.

    That’s why we’ve been working to integrate with BiyCloud Social Smart technology. If you want to find out what it’s all about and how it works, keep reading and we’ll tell you ;-)

    BiyCloud Social Smart: A flexible, adaptable and mobile social dashboard

    By integrating BiyCloud Social Smart technology (based on QlikView technology) into Zyncro you can analyse the key indicators of social interactions occurring within an Enterprise Social Network and transform them into knowledge your company can use. 

    You’ll find out who the most active people are, who brings content to the network, what type of information is the most significant, how your employees relate to each other, what they talk about and which departments and groups record the highest level of activity.

    Key benefits of BiyCloud Social Smart:

    1. Adaptability: This integration provides companies with a flexible dashboard that users can configure, customise and adapt to their specific analytical needs, without having to constantly depend on the IT department.
    2. Multi-organisational: You can look up the figures of more than one organisation at the same time, viewing all their data from a single site, so that your comparisons and analyses are more comprehensive.
    3. Mobility: In addition, all the data are accessible from any mobile device.

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  • Daniel Albert 9:00 am on March 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Use Zyncro on your Windows Phone! 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes.

    At Zyncro, we are constantly improving in order to offer our users native applications for all mobile devices. If you’re a Windows Phone user, try our app now and access your Corporate Social Network information from your mobile phone, while remaining connected to your work teams in real time.

    For this application we have designed a fast, stable interface, with clear, and very usable intuitive browsing. With the goal of adapting the user experience to the habits of Windows Phone users, the interface has been designed in Metro style, a new visual style that is gradually being integrated into all Microsoft applications and whose main feature is simplicity of interaction with the screen.

    When accessing Zyncro from your Windows phone, you will see a main screen which will provide quick access to your most important Corporate Social Network sections: messages, files, people, groups, departments and your user profile, which will be personalised with your picture. Once inside each section, you’ll be able to smoothly browse through all the content, easily returning to the main menu whenever you want to.

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  • Enrique Dans 9:00 am on March 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Models for managing talent and innovation in organizations 

    Estimated reading time: 12 minutes

    Editor’s note: Enrique Dans (@edans) has let us republish this article from his blog where he talks about how do companies manage talent and innovation?

    Here’s an interesting question: how do companies manage talent and innovation, and what models can we use to map them? Working on the basis that any organization needs to attract new people of varying ages and experience on a regular basis, we can identify a range of variables that affect their ability to do this.

    On this basis we can see a number of models, which I tend to categorize thus:

    Sparta

    Companies that tend to attract younger talent, and then create mechanisms whereby said talent is only happy when performing at the highest level. Demanding organizations, they tend to be constantly measuring and evaluating their team, and normally end up creating something of a performance cult, which means that those who stay do so because their merits are beyond discussion. We’re talking here about a culture that recognizes and rewards effort: if you’re not up to the job, you will soon feel excluded and uncomfortable, and be obliged to leave. These companies are sometimes known as up or out operations.

    The Dead Sea

    The very opposite of the previous model, and much more widespread than is generally recognized. They tend to attract talent in different phases of development, but after a period of adaptation, employees realize that there are too many obstacles for them to express themselves, leaving them the option of adapting to a poorly functioning system, or having to leave in search of a company where they can better develop their talent. Generally, those who stay are less motivated and ambitious, which, coupled with poor training policies, ends up converting them into people with little motivation to find a another position of similar responsibility in another organization; they end up becoming a kind of sediment that often ends up putting off new talent from joining. Such organizations are usually highly bureaucratic, working along civil service lines, and where the goal is tenure.

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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on March 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro with PowerFolder at the CeBIT 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Today starts a new edition of the CeBIT, one of the largest trade fairs showcasing digital and telecommunication solutions for domestic and work environments. Every year in Hannover, industry professionals and users of leading-edge communication technology solutions are brought together at an international event where the hottest trends and innovation are discussed.

    Zyncro is taking part in it for the second year thanks to its alliance with PowerFolder. Together we are offering a corporate communication system to enhance collaboration among its employees.

    The alliance: an european Business-Cloud Solution for cooperation, filesharing, data synchronization and social business.

    From now on the german IT-Specialist PowerFolder and the Social Software Provider Zyncro are offering a Cloud-Solution, which connects synchronizing and sharing of documents with the benefits of Enterprise and Private Social Networks.

    This new Solution is addressed at those enterprises that want to allow easier communication, streamline tasks & workflows management, facilitate teamwork, provide a transparent view of processes and make their employees more productive and efficient.

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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on February 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro commited to innovation at the Mobile World Congress 

    Estimated reading time + video: 3 minutes

    Yesterday ended with a new edition of the Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile technology exhibition gathering businesses and communication experts from all over the world. Zyncro and its native mobile applications for all operative systems has returned for the fourth consecutive year to share its passion for innovation with some of the most important software and hardware vendors on an international level.

    It has been 4 intensive days of networking and relationships, internationalization projects, new business alliances and knowledge sharing in an event that has gathered more than 85.000 attendees and 1.800 exhibitors. Would you like to see how we got on? Check out the video we made! ;-)

     
  • Lelia Zapata 9:00 am on February 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Investing in internal communication: Will it be profitable? 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Internal communication should have a budget allocated to it like any other important business area; nonetheless, it usually does not. Internal communication doesn’t get the necessary financial resources assigned to it and for many it is deemed a murky investment. Why?

    Some people still think that internal communication can wait, that there are other challenges to be prioritised and I ask myself:

    • Are people not the company’s most important asset?  
    • Is it not a priority to improve coordination and collaboration within a company and work towards business objectives?
    • Is it not essential to build upon a good assessment and propose an appropriate strategy?
    • Is it not necessary to optimise internal communication and its offerings?
    • Does internal communication not provide a unified message and help reach company-wide understanding?
    • Is internal communication not an architect of organisational transparency?
    • Does internal communication not strengthen values, improve motivation, credibility and trust?
    • Is it not essential to care for the intangible aspects of a business: the brand, the image and the internal reputation?
    • Is it not important to encourage internal talent in order to create an innovative culture and improve productivity?

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