GitLab’s annual remote work report: there is a new status quo
1 in 3 people will quit if they lose the remote work option
/ EIN News / – SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today GitLab Inc., the one-stop-shop for the DevOps lifecycle, released the results of its annual Remote Working Report, sponsored by Dropbox, Qatalog, and SafetyWing. Building on last year’s prepandemic inauguration Remote working report: the future of work is distant, this year’s report is a comprehensive look at remote working, with more than 3,900 respondents across six continents. Through the turmoil of the pandemic, many organizations have learned that they can in fact continue to work outside of an office. We went beyond “will this work?” debate. Now organizations are up to date with reshaping workflows and culture to meet evolved expectations for workplace flexibility. The 2021 Remote Working Report supports this observation and discusses how distance may evolve, what the challenges are and what’s next.
“Fully remote working is the new standard providing countless benefits for businesses and team members,” said Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab Inc. “Through documentation and transparency, GitLab shared best practices proven to increase diversity and inclusion. , promoting a more open community and giving flexibility to team members. “
“We were already heading to a remote world before the COVID-19 pandemic and our 2021 remote work report shows that hasn’t changed, it has just been sped up,” said Darren Murph, head of remote control at GitLab Inc. “People want the flexibility and autonomy that the remote control allows, and progressive companies are realizing that they can’t – and shouldn’t – go back to their previous mode of operation. The past year has not changed the proven foundations of successful remote work. Instead, it highlighted significant opportunities to enhance diversity, inclusion, efficiency and transparency by changing workflows and culture to meet modern standards. “
The remote control becomes widespread
While challenges were encountered with working from home induced by a pandemic last year, businesses have consistently enjoyed the benefits of remote working, including increased productivity (42%) and efficiency (38%), and a reduction in bureaucracy and office politics (24%). Regarding a post-pandemic future, 68% said they plan to continue working remotely, however, many companies are looking to implement a hybrid model. With hybrid working, executives are forced to balance two fundamentally distinct ways of working, adding administrative burden to manage a default on-premises experience and a default off-site experience.
The contrast of perception and reality
There is a disconnect between the conspicuously high levels of satisfaction with remote working and the actual pain people experience on a daily basis. While 4 in 5 would recommend remote working to a friend and 81% of people are happy with the level of productivity, teamwork between organizations is struggling. Just over a third (37%) say their organization does a good job of aligning work between projects.
Diversity, inclusion and belonging to honor
Thirty-four percent of respondents noted that greater transparency of leadership leads to a deeper sense of connection at work, while 38% noted that greater visibility of work within the organization improves their sense of connection. Transparency lowers the threshold for contribution and facilitates collaboration, and embracing inclusion as a whole leads to a stronger sense of belonging. GitLab has found that operating at a high level of transparency leads to more engaged and invested team members.
“We are in the midst of a complete paradigm shift from the traditional 9-5 synchronous workday to a future of non-linear asynchronous remote working. Work as we know it will never be the same and companies have a responsibility to be the trailblazers – paving the way for a smarter and more efficient way of working, ”said Alastair Simpson, vice president of design at Dropbox. “It’s a great transition, but if companies put people at the center of their approach, I think the benefits of remote working can bring more flexibility, efficiency, inclusiveness and a better quality of life. to employees around the world. ”
“During the pandemic, most businesses went remote or hybrid first. This led to existing employees to move where they wanted. In addition, most new hires are remote – often in different countries, “said Sondre Rasch, CEO of SafetyWing.” Most of the company’s existing infrastructure and benefits, from healthcare to pensions, claim that we live and work in one place all of our lives. We are delighted to see this evolve quickly into a more global perspective. “
“As the hybrid takes hold, it threatens to turn the cracks of modern work into cracks. Already it’s hard to get everyone on the same page, but now the hybrid is causing even more fragmentation, adding confusion to the chaos, ”said Tariq Rauf, CEO and founder of Qatalog. “By elegantly bringing all the tasks together in a new kind of work center, Qatalog is bringing order to this chaos and helping companies restore the concentration of employees divided between head office and home offices.”
GitLab Inc. surveyed 3,900 adult professionals aged 21 and over in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and South Korea from February 12, 2021 to March 10 2021, who were currently working remotely and will continue after the COVID-19 pandemic. The margin of error for this survey is + -1.6% at a 95% confidence level.
The full remote work report can be viewed here.
Remote work resources
As a leader in fully remote work, GitLab hopes to inspire other companies to embrace the future of work by publicly sharing its challenges and solutions to create a thriving remote culture. To learn more, see the recent launch of GitLab Remote Work Manual 2021. Posted on April 20, Updated playbook provides organizations across the spectrum with remote best practices for building infrastructure and intentionally for this new way of working. GitLab Remote Manifesto and GitLab’s extensive library of remote work resources offer additional information and lessons on remote working.
GitLab is the open DevOps platform built from the ground up as a single application for all stages of the DevOps lifecycle allowing Product, Development, QA, Security and Operations teams to work on the same project simultaneously. GitLab provides a single data store, user interface, and authorization model throughout the DevOps lifecycle. This allows teams to dramatically reduce cycle times through more efficient collaboration and increased focus.
Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community of thousands of developers and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. GitLab has over 30 million users (paid and free), from startups to global businesses including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, NASDAQ, Dish Network and Comcast trust GitLab to deliver great software faster. Remotely since 2014, GitLab Inc. has more than 1300 team members in 68 countries.