Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab and Guinness world record holder, discusses what's required to make remote-first work cultures succeed
January 09, 2023
Darren Murph has been Head of Remote at GitLab for 3.5 years and has been a part of its rise to prominence. His leadership helped shape GitLab’s remote-first culture. GitLab went public in 2021 and has about a $7B market cap. It’s one of the leading DevOps platforms and has grown its team to more than 2k employees.
Before GitLab Darren has been an entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Oh, and by the way, he holds one of the most awesome records in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Listen and learn:
- How to make work an organizational principle instead of a perk or policy
- What a Head of Remote does... and why every company will soon hire one
- Why there's no such thing as "hybrid" work
- The number one mistake organizations make when transitioning to remote work
- How remote-first teams make the most of in person team
- How GitLab uses the personal "readme" to help remote employees get to know each other
- How to Zoom happy hours with "community service hours"
- How Darren earned his place in the Guinness Book of World Records
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