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Remote Manifesto

Created by Will Ceolin
Created on Mar 25, 20 - Updated on Jun 4, 20

GitLab was one of the first companies advocating, supporting, and sharing resources about . They've created the Remote Manifesto, inspired by the Agile Manifesto and this post from Giles Bowkett about distributed companies and the flaws in Scrum and Agile.

The Remote Manifesto

  1. Hiring and working from all over the world instead of from a central location.
  2. Flexible working hours over set working hours.
  3. Writing down and recording knowledge over verbal explanations.
  4. Written down processes over on-the-job training.
  5. Public sharing of information over need-to-know access.
  6. Opening up every document for editing by anyone over top-down control of documents.
  7. Asynchronous communication over synchronous communication.
  8. The results of work over the hours put in.
  9. Formal communication channels over informal communication channels.

Manifesto from other companies

GitLab isn't the only company to release a "Remote Manifesto". Other companies have done so: