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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.

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.

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We can embrace the future of work right now

  1. 1. We can embrace the future of work right now. Nadia Udalova & Rayana Verissimo Toptal Future of Work Series | March 10, 2020 @ Amsterdam
  2. 2. Nadia Udalova UX Manager @nudalova Rayana Verissimo Senior Product Designer @rayana
  3. 3. We believe in a world where everyone can contribute.
  4. 4. 1,200+ members 67 countries World's largest all-remote company No head-quarters No single office Everyone is remote
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  6. 6. "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
  7. 7. 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. work/
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  9. 9. What is GitLab Culture Values Why all remote is possible Future of remote 01 02 03 04 05
  10. 10. What is GitLab?
  11. 11. GitLab is a complete open-source DevOps platform, delivered as a single application.
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  14. 14. Let’s bring it back to something relatable: newspaper!
  15. 15. Newspaper article lifecycle anyone
  16. 16. This is exactly how GitLab works! anyone
  17. 17. GitLab is used by more than 100,000 organizations around the globe and has an active community of more than 2200 contributors.
  18. 18. "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
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  21. 21. 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.
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  24. 24. We continuously adjust our values and strive to make them better.
  25. 25. Collaboration Results Efficiency Diversity Iteration Transparency
  26. 26. Collaboration: Share information publicly
  27. 27. Collaboration: Get to know each other
  28. 28. Collaboration: Ask Me Anything with CEO
  29. 29. Results: Dogfooding
  30. 30. Results: Measure results, not hours
  31. 31. Transparency: Transparency is only a value if you do it when it is hard GIT happens
  32. 32. Efficiency: Boring solutions
  33. 33. All-remote work wouldn't be possible without the constant evolution of technology. 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
  34. 34. The new era of all-remote work revolves around transparency, values, and innovation.
  35. 35. /tree/master/talks/2020-toptal-future-of-work This presentation is open-source
  36. 36. Join the GitLab adventure | Toptal Future of Work Series | March 10, 2020 @ Amsterdam