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How to transition to remote

Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, gives advice on how to transition from a “traditional” to a remote company in the current crisis. Whether you are a seasoned remote worker or new to the game, this episode will certainly make your remote life better.

In this episode, Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, gives advice on how to transition from a “traditional” to a remote company in the current crisis. 

Get insights on

  • The biggest mistake managers currently make when turning remote

  • Tips for effective communication remotely

  • GitLab’s onboarding process

  • How one of the biggest remote company is sustaining a healthy remote culture 

Whether you are new to remote work, or a seasoned veteran wanting things to run more smoothly, this episode is tremendously valuable for everyone wanting to make remote life more pleasant. Darren offers insights into common pitfalls, what mistakes to focus on and which aspects of remote work are often wrongfully made a priority. 

Read the entire transcript of the episode here!

Stay tuned for our next episode with Alex Wellman from the Estonian E-Residency, who is giving insights on how a nation of 1.3 million inhabitants became the world’s first country to cater specifically to remote workers. Learn how you can benefit from their e-Visa and how you can set up your company or freelancing business online. 

What should we talk about next? We would love to hear any feedback and suggestions about our previous episodes, or what you’d like to hear about in the future. Send us an email at jakob@safetywing.com.

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
SafetyWing

Sondre Rasch co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Darren Murph

Head of Remote
GitLab

As one of the biggest remote companies in the world, GitLab has emerged as the blueprint of a successful remote company with over 1300 employees (all managed remotely). 

Darren Murph holds the Guinness World Record as the planet's most prolific professional blogger. He is a Top 50 member of the Techmeme Bloggerboard, and has covered numerous trade shows around the world — including CES, IFA, CEATEC, SIGGRAPH, SID, Photokina, and CTIA. He has also written a book about remote work: Living the Remote Dream: A Guide To Seeing the World, Setting Records, and Advancing Your Career 

If Darren is not working, blogging or giving interviews, he likes to hike in national parks, play music and help others embrace remote work. If you would like to find out more about Darren, you can check him out on Twitter or have a look at his extensive ReadMe on GitLab

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