The Remote Weekly goes out every Wednesday and brings to you original content, product tips and latest stories around remote working.
Do you think remote works at scale? 🚀
We have been talking a lot recently about GitLab's plan to IPO, how it will probably be the first 100% distributed company (900+ members now) to achieve this feat and what impact it holds for the future of remote.
Interestingly, I also came across Adam Schwartz's article this week on whether remote work can scale. He starts off by mentioning how an investor reached out to him asking how they have scaled at Articulate and then presents the case for why remote works (better) at scale.
Adam's arguments are convincing but I believe nothing would validate this better than success at IPO scale. Hence, our eyes are glued to the progress on GitLab's IPO .
A fun fact from the article about Articulate, "Collaboration at Articulate looks like ad-hoc video conferences, pair programming, Google doc riffing, and 40,000 Slack messages a week for the 200 members in our Slack team".
Makes me wonder a tad bit if the case is made for or against collaboration being effortless at scale for remote .
The Remote Working Show
Scott Hanford, Director of Customer Acquisition at InVision, spoke about how he stumbled upon remote work at InVision and how InVision's culture has helped him integrate seamlessly into the role. Interestingly, Scott has seen product growth in both co-located & distributed team setting and has a lot to share. Tune in to the full episode here!
Remote Working Chronicles
Silvestar first delved into remote working when he worked on his first freelancing project. He has loved almost every aspect of remote ever since. Read more about the remote (work) journey of this frontend freelance dev here.
And finally, here are our top picks for remote-first products this week:
👥Soapbox helps you fuel your 1:1s and team meetings
✍️Standups lets you share video & voice updates
👁Winio is a collaboration tool that empowers transparency
🖥CoScreen turns your second screen into your team desktop
⏱iSmartLife is a personal productivity tool helping you better organise yourself