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We can embrace the future of work right now

We can embrace the future of work right now

The future of work means that we can work from wherever we want, whenever we want.

With over 1,100 team members in more than 65 countries, GitLab is now the world's largest all-remote company. Every single team member is remote, with no central headquarters and no company-owned offices anywhere in the world.

In this talk, we will delve into the new era of remote culture without borders, which revolves around transparency, values, and innovation. By sharing challenges and solutions to creating a thriving remote culture, we hope to inspire other companies to embrace the future of work.


Rayana Verissimo

January 07, 2021

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    Udalova & Rayana Verissimo Toptal Future of Work Series | March 10, 2020 @ Amsterdam
  2. Nadia Udalova UX Manager @nudalova Rayana Verissimo Senior Product Designer

  3. We believe in a world where everyone can contribute. https://about.gitlab.com/company/strategy/#mission

  4. None
  5. 1,200+ members 67 countries World's largest all-remote company No head-quarters

    No single office Everyone is remote https://about.gitlab.com/company/team/
  6. https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/informal-communication/

  7. "If you need to suddenly take care of your family

    or friends, the flexibility to travel to them, move to them, be there when they need you there. And I think that's a really beautiful thing." — Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab
  8. None
  9. We're nearing a tipping point with all-remote. Instead of remote

    teams having to justify why they do it, it's going to be colocated companies having to justify why they don't. https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2020/03/06/resources-for-companies-embracing-remote-work /
  10. https://about.gitlab.com/what-is-gitlab/

  11. What is GitLab Culture Values Why all remote is possible

    Future of remote
  12. What is GitLab?

  13. GitLab is a complete open-source DevOps platform, delivered as a

    single application. https://www.about.gitlab.com
  14. https://about.gitlab.com/stages-devops-lifecycle/

  15. https://giphy.com/gifs/cbc-comedy-what-3o7btPCcdNniyf0ArS

  16. Let’s bring it back to something relatable: newspaper!

  17. Newspaper article lifecycle https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2016/11/30/how-to-explain-gitlab-to-anyone

  18. This is exactly how GitLab works! https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2016/11/30/how-to-explain-gitlab-to-anyone

  19. GitLab is used by more than 100,000 organizations around the

    globe and has an active community of more than 2200 contributors. https://about.gitlab.com/customers/
  20. "At a certain point, we decided: OK, this works. Almost

    nobody in the company wants to come to the office because it's a waste of time." — Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab
  21. https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2016/01/06/our-y-combinator-experience/

  22. https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/contribute/

  23. Working remotely or distributed forces an organization to do a

    few things different: 1. You can’t expect people to work at a particular time, given people are likely to be in a different timezone. Working asynchronously is necessary to function. 2. Information can’t only exist in the heads of people: the person you need might be asleep! You have to write everything down. https://www.jobvandervoort.com/blog/next/
  24. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMtZ0sc1HHNtGGWZFDRTh5A

  25. https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/

  26. We continuously adjust our values and strive to make them

  27. Collaboration Results Efficiency Diversity Iteration Transparency

  28. Collaboration: Share information publicly https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#share

  29. Collaboration: Get to know each other https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#get-to-know-each-other

  30. Collaboration: Ask Me Anything with CEO https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#collaboration

  31. Results: Dogfooding https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#dogfooding

  32. Results: Measure results, not hours https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#measure-results-not-hours

  33. Transparency: Transparency is only a value if you do it

    when it is hard https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#transparency-is-only-a-value-if-you-do-it-when-it-is-hard GIT happens
  34. Efficiency: Boring solutions https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#boring-solutions

  35. All-remote work wouldn't be possible without the constant evolution of

    technology. https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote /vision/#why-is-this-possible-now • Faster internet everywhere • Video call software • Mobile technology • Messaging apps • English proficiency • Increasing traffic congestion • More demand for work-life balance
  36. The new era of all-remote work revolves around transparency, values,

    and innovation.
  37. None
  38. https://gitlab.com/rayana/public-speaking/-/tree/m aster/talks/2020-toptal-future-of-work https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/ This presentation is open-source

  39. Join the GitLab adventure nudalova@gitlab.com | rverissimo@gitlab.com Toptal Future of

    Work Series | March 10, 2020 @ Amsterdam https://about.gitlab.com/jobs/ https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/