I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

GitLab Retreat

This is team GitLab

As with Automattic in Part 1 Zapier in Part 2 and InVision in Part 3 everyone in this photo also works remotely.

That’s right. GitLab employs just over 800 people. They are valued at $2.75 billion. The company has:

No offices
No lease agreement tie-ins
No commutes Talent distributed all over the world
Happy productive employees

These are companies of the future.

All these updates illustrate that we have the technology AND the know-how to develop fully distributed workplaces where traditional brick-n-mortar offices are no longer a necessity and everyone can work from anywhere.

Not only is this good for people and profitable for companies it also enables us to remove millions of cars off the roads reducing emissions and city congestion.