COCUS Buddies

COCUS Buddies – learning with and from each other

Starting out on a new career path can be great, but it can also be very bumpy. Newcomers are often faced with new projects and new tasks without all open questions having been clarified. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Many companies now rely on an extensive onboarding and buddy program to help newbies get started in the company and retain them for the long term. At COCUS, we focus on both!

COCUS Buddies

Our COCUS Buddy Program brings new employees together with the experienced product owners and project managers to enable a trustful exchange. The program not only has a positive effect on staff retention, but also improves the quality of work. Unlike other companies, the buddy relationship goes far beyond onboarding or the period of a project, because the buddy is not a classic mentor who is only available for the period after the job starts. We have been relying on the internal program in our Digital Business Unit for many years.


Our COCUS Buddy accompanies the “newcomers” even when they have not been new for a long time and is always available with an open ear and as a sparring partner. The focus of the program is primarily on support and is not intended to give the feeling of instruction. When accompanying projects in parallel, the experienced project manager can often use his years of experience to quickly identify potential problems and risks in order to steer the newcomer in the right direction. This helps to avoid errors and achieve better results in the long term.

"The thing I'm most excited about is when people do better than me afterwards. You can avoid, through my help, the mistakes I made back then."

– Urs Lässer, Buddy and part of COCUS since 2012

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"The thing I'm most happy about is when people do better than I did afterwards. They can avoid, through my help, the mistakes I made then."

– Urs Lässer, Buddy and part of COCUS since 2012

The program can be quite different for the newcomers and is always adapted individually. While some have specific questions about methods, others may need more input on issues around managing projects or dealing with customers. Individual support and learning together are at the forefront of COCUS!

Impressions from our Buddies in Action

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