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The Future Of Work Is Remote: Carol Teskey


Carol Teskey is the Director of Global People Operations at GitLab. She joined GitLab from a traditional company and she could see huge differences between the culture of a modern all-remote company and legacy companies. While the first industrial revolution broke our families – which lead to many problems – the fourth industrial revolution may bring families back again and GitLab is writing the playbook for the future of work culture.

Topics we covered in this interview:
00:00:16 How does an HR team look like at all remote company like GitLab?
00:00:58 Why do we really need HR for a company where everyone is working from home?
00:01:52 Comparison with traditional/legacy work culture?
00:04:05 How do you offer orientation to those who join GitLab?
00:05:31 How GitLab’s culture empowers people to have better work-life balance
00:06:26 We actually help families in having quality time
00:07:18 How Teskey herself manages her own work-life balance?
00:08:09 What advice do you have for those who want to start their companies on the same principles?

Swapnil Bhartiya
I have more than 12 years of experience covering Enterprise Open Source, Cloud, Containers, IoT, Machine Learning and general tech. My stories cover a very broad spectrum - traditional Linux, data center and Free Software to contemporary emerging technologies like 'serverless'. Widely Read: My stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more.