The future of work is what we call today remote work

Photo by Jens Hoffmann

The world today is facing numerous problems, many of which we can’t solve having a local perspective. Starting a tech startup implies having a global mindset because tech works better globally.

At Futuristico, we started with this vision. We want to solve global problems and we want to create a multicultural company hiring people from all over the world. We aim for diversity. This is the only way to achieve the level of creativity needed to solve the hard technology problems that we are addressing.

We don’t want to relocate anywhere, and we definitely don’t want a conventional office in a fancy tech hub. That would be expensive and inefficient. The best way to collaborate on a global scale is what the industry calls today remote work. We’ve been studying this phenomenon for many years, and that’s how I’ve been working for the past 5 years.

Many successful companies have adopted a remote style, and many of them are completely transparent about the process. I want to name the 2 that I admire the most, Buffer and Automattic.

From a tweet by Joel Gascoigne, the founder of Buffer, I discovered the GitLab Handbook. That is the most extensive doc I have ever read about how a company with 100+ employees works remotely. It is super valuable, even if you already work remotely with your company.

At its core, Futuristico is about the future of work. To find out even more about GitLab’s process, I contacted Job, the VP of Product at GitLab, to ask him a few more questions about their process.

He agreed to answer them and decided to share them with anyone interested by writing an article:

His tips are valuable not only for existing remote companies, but also for those thinking to start one. Enjoy!