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Nozbe Reunion — why, where and how to organize a company retreat?

In a „No Office” company like Nozbe, we don’t see each other all that much in person. That’s why a few years ago we started all-company meetings. We wanted to spend some quality time together, recharge batteries, get to know the people hidden behind their avatars… and basically connect on a different level. Now, that we did a few of these, I’d like to share a few tips on how to prepare and run a successful “company retreat.”

Why Nozbe has no office and how we work

I guess we haven’t yet exactly explained why our company operates without the main office, where we all would sit in front of our laptops and get distracted regularly, and meet in cool conference rooms in order to talk through what could be discussed more efficiently within the task comments. Here is why:

Ask Michael S04E09: Trust in a remote team

“Trust is good, but control is better,” they say. Well, Michael says the opposite: control is overvalued, and trust is the key to a focused and effective remote team. Learn why!

9 facts and myths about remote work

As you may already know, here at Nozbe we all work remotely, allowing our team members to work from their homes, favourite cafés, and even different countries. Remote work has become increasingly popular among companies from all around the world, but there are still a lot of false beliefs about this work model. Curious to see if you can tell the myths from the facts? Let’s find out! Remote workers earn less.

Ask Michael S04E01: Kids & Deep Work at Home

If you think that working from home is impossible when there are children present, you’re wrong! You can organize your office and your home, even with children around, all under one roof – and that’s what the first episode of the 4th series is about!

Ask Michael S03E10: Instant communication

In this episode, Michael examines the need for instant communication on teams and explains how it works in our company – or, to be precise, how we avoid it as much as possible.

Nozbe Reunion - Wrocław (Oct. 9-14, 2017) - customer support slowdown

As we do every six months, the entire Nozbe team will soon be meeting in-person for a few days. This time, our gathering will take place in Wrocław, a beautiful city in the South-West of Poland. As a result, our customer support may slow down at that time. However, we are going to be working hard every day of the reunion to make decisions that will form the future of Nozbe.

Ask Michael S03E03: The Communication Pyramid and the Nozbe Team

A prepared meeting is better, more effective and more enjoyable than other meetings. Even reunions! Today Michael shows how this works in our company.

Ask Michael S03E01: Remote company

Welcome back to the “Ask Michael” Show! This time, Michael discusses what it’s like to run a fully remote company.

After an active summer, we’re bringing back your favorite productivity series on YouTube :)

Sweet memories. Watch the Nozbe team having fun at our reunion.

It’s been two months since we all met in person in Torun at our company gathering. We celebrated, worked, learned and chilled out. Now you can see what our reunions are like and find out how many different things we did.

On the first day Michael, our CEO, welcomed us, summarized the last six months of our work and progress and then… we could finally celebrate Nozbe’s 10th anniversary “live” - we had delicious cake and champagne.