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Sociabble Global Week: Coming Together in the South of France

HR Team, People Experts, Sociabble
HR Team People Experts

After two whole years of remote work and being apart, it was time at Sociabble to meet face-to-face for our annual Global Week offsite. And this year, the entire company came together in the south of France.

At Sociabble, we have a tradition of annual Global Weeks, when we bring the entire company together to catch up, discuss new ideas, plan for the future, and of course, have fun. It’s an important tradition at a company where employees—that is to say, people—have always come first. But for the last two years, the Covid crisis has made these face-to-face, company-wide meetings all but impossible.

But this fall, we decided to host our first post-pandemic Global Week in the south of France, giving employees the chance to reconnect after these difficult years apart, not to mention to welcome some exciting new hires to the team!

A Chance to Come Together

It probably goes without saying: the last couple years have been tough. And even though remote work and our own Sociabble platform made business possible throughout the pandemic, what was lacking was that critical human element. Face-to-face meetings, small daily connections, after-work events, simple conversations during coffee breaks.

Since the beginning, our annual offsite Global Weeks have been a chance for the entire company, everyone from our team in Mumbai to our employees in New York, to come together here in Paris and be part of the same Sociabble spirit. Obviously, this wasn’t possible with the challenges Covid put on gatherings and global travel.

This fall, however, Sociabble hosted its first Global Week offsite in two years. And to mark the occasion, we decided to get together in one of our favorite places: the south of France. This 4-day adventure was planned as a chance to reunite and celebrate our achievements after the physical time apart, but also as an opportunity to properly welcome the 34 new employees who have started at Sociabble during that time. The trip was funded with our own profits, not VC money.

With finances going better than ever, the company wanted to reward employees with something fun that they’ve earned—we believe in bootstrapping at Sociabble, which means we appreciate the hard work and talent of our invaluable workforce. The trip was planned by Sociabble volunteers, and funded entirely by profits earned through diligence and commitment.