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  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on December 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    2012, a year of awards for Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Hard work and effort from the whole team has meant that 2012 has been a fantastic year for Zyncro, full of recognitions and awards, in addition to its international growth which includes several countries, the most recent being China, and a ten-fold increase in our multinational workforce. For this reason, we wanted to post a brief summary of the most important awards we have received in one of the last articles for 2012.

    First of all however, thanks to everyone who, one way or another, has played a part in winning these awards for Zyncro in 2012! Zyncro is made up of an incredible team of people and a fantastic range of collaborators.

    Best Workplaces

    Just a couple of weeks ago, Zyncro was chosen as one of the best companies to work for, in the Great Place to Work awards. This recognition is of the Zyncro team, which promotes values such as motivation and involvement in the project, always with a spark of fun.

     

    European Business Awards

    At the beginning of November, the jury of the European Business Awards, international awards that recognize excellence, innovation and best practices in the European business sector, announced that Zyncro had been selected as one of the 14 winning companies for Spain in the innovation category of the 2012/13 edition. We are lucky to share the winner’s lineup with companies such as everis, Bankinter, Iberdrola and Sage Spain, among others.

    As we have already mentioned, this year for the first time, participants in the European awards had to present a candidate video. We’d like to take the opportunity to once again thank everyone who voted for us.

    Would you like to see the video again? 😉

    Eurocloud Awards

    Zyncro consolidates itself as one of the best startups of the year at international level, having last October received the award for best European startup from EuroCloud. We are particularly proud of this award because we have been chosen from among the best European leaders in cloud solutions for 2012.

    At the beginning of this month, we also collected the award for best startup of the year according to EuroCloud Spain, thanks to Eurocloud for this dual recognition.

     

    Bully Awards

    For the second year running, Zyncro has been given the Young Bully award, which recognizes companies that seek or have received “Series A” funding (startup companies).

    Once again we would like to thank the organization and jury of the Bully Awards for continuing to believe in us.

    Awards for Business Excellence from COETTC

    Zyncro also collected this incredible recognition for its daily innovation in technology development, designed to improve business management. COETTC (Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos y Peritos de Telecomunicaciones de Cataluña) awarded us with the ex aequo award for Technology Innovation as a result of the crucial role that innovation has taken in making business activities of today more dynamic, and in which Zyncro plays a part.

     

     

    La Caixa EmprendedorXXI Awards

    The La Caixa and ENISA Emprendedor XXI Award supports entrepreneurial spirit and is widely recognised at a national level as well as being an important award in both economic terms and in the monitoring and support of the winner.

    On this occasion, Zyncro was selected as finalist in the crecesXXI category, which recognizes companies over 2 years old, with the most significant results, an ambitious growth plan, and a highly driven team capable of applying and carrying out that plan; requirements that Zyncro fulfills, given its ongoing goal to grow and expand its market.

    Would you like to know more about us? Would you like an award-winning solution to improve your company’s way of working? Don’t wait until next year: Try Zyncro for free! 😉

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 4:00 pm on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro, finalist in the La Caixa EmprendedorXXI awards 

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

    Last Tuesday, July 10, they released the names of the entrepreneurial companies throughout Spain selected as finalists from the 800 participants in the 21st edition of the EmprendedorXXI awards, presented by La Caixa and ENISA… and Zyncro is one of them!

    Photo from the La Caixa EmprendedorXXI - http://www.emprendedorxxi.com

    Zyncro has been selected as finalist in the crecesXXI category, which recognizes startups over 2 years old, with the award going to the company with the most significant results, an ambitious growth plan, and a highly driven team capable of applying and carrying out that plan; requirements that Zyncro fulfills, given its ongoing goal to grow and extend its market.

    In just three years, we already have headquarters in Barcelona and offices Argentina, Mexico, France, Germany, the Benelux, Brazil, Japan, the United States, and soon in China, Italy and Scandinavia. With more than 100,000 users, 500 corporate customers, 50 partners across the world, Zyncro is already available in 9 languages, has 25 ZyncroApps, and develops 8 new release each year. Furthermore, we also have native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry, a developers portal with two APIs, all designed to fully adapt and personalize the platform to our customers’ needs.

    The announcement of the winners of EmprendedorXXI awards will be made in October 2012. This award encourages us to continue growing, to find new markets, to seek out new goals and to continue innovating day by day. Winning it would be a recognition of the values and work we all share at Zyncro.

    We’ll keep you informed of developments, and in October we hope to be able to bring you the good news 😉

     

     
  • Mertxe Pasamontes 10:01 am on March 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Look after your employee like you look after yourself 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Many companies have gone through restructuring since the economic crisis started. Restructuring in general means “firing” some workers and leaving those left in the workforce with the fear that they’ll be next.

    The “intuitive psychology of the street” makes many think that this helps those that are left behind, making them more motivated.

    Those of you that think that way, I recommend you find out a bit more about it, as most studies indicate that it’s quite the opposite:

    Negative motivation generates fear and fear makes us less efficient, less productive and less creative.

    That negative motivation can cause a quick change, but it is short-lived and has a limited impact. The first thing you need to do if you really want to generate changes is inspire your team to make progress.

    A very efficient method that I have explained in another post is doing it with a mentality of growth: it’s about believing that we ourselves and others can improve in a great many ways if we practise and put our energies into it.

    This way, all members of a team or a company can show room for improvement in many ways, although initially it may seem that things aren’t going well. It’s about seeing how to make that change and give them the tools and time to do it.

    With this type of positive motivation, our brains expand, we extend our repertory of thoughts and actions. The person becomes more creative and has more initiative.

    We must think that the crisis will pass and we’ll have to pay the price for everything we have done during this time. Whether there’s a positive or negative balance at the end of it depends on each company. Perhaps a talented person stays in the same position today because they don’t see many opportunities out there or because they are afraid of not finding a good job. But in a few years, when the situation improves again, if that person feels like they have been mistreated, they will leave without looking back.

    Treating employees well includes allowing room for mistakes: those people that have initiative and seek out innovative solutions need to have the peace of mind that they can make mistakes at times. Read this story that appears in the book Switch and think whether it applies to the place where you work:

    In the 1960s, an executive at IBM made a decision that ended up losing the company ten million dollars (at that time). IBM CEO Tom Watson called the executive in question to his office in the headquarters. The journalist Paul B. Carroll described what happened as follows:

    When the executive appeared, Watson asked him if he knew why he had been called in.

    The man said he assumed he was being fired.

    Watson looked at him, surprised.

    “Fired? Hell no, I just spent $10 million educating you.”

     

    How are people motivated in your company? How is talent managed? And errors?


     
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