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Life Long Learning and [email protected] are pleased to invite you to the launch of INTHECASE – a new webinar series dedicated to recreating INSEAD case study class discussion. Highly interactive and engaging, do not miss our first INTHECASE on GitLab- an “all remote” company with more than 1,000 employees located in 59 countries. Seats are limited to participate in this virtual classroom on September 28, 4PM CET. Below are some additional information about the session led by INSEAD strategy professor Phanish Puranam together with Sid Sijbrandij, CEO GitLab, Darren Murph, Head of remote GitLab, and Marco Minervini, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Strategy, INSEAD.
ABOUT THE CASE
GitLab: Can “All Remote” scale?
This first INTHECASE webinar explores the organizational practices of GitLab, an “all remote” company with more than 1,000 employees located in 59 countries. GitLab solves the challenges of employees working in an online-only environment by relying extensively on asynchronous modes of coordination. The case presents a set of prototypical situations to show how this is achieved: the onboarding of a new member, internal modes of dividing and integrating tasks, and modes of internal and external communication. With plans to go public in the year that COVID-19 is spreading around the world, Gitlab has attracted the attention of several investors. But can the core ingredients of its thriving “all remote” organizational design withstand the pressures of a sudden expansion of the workforce and stronger market scrutiny and competition? And what can organizations in other sectors learn from its approach?
Understand differences in modes of working remotely and explore solutions for managing remote work in an asynchronous way.
Increase familiarity with the Git process (the basis of the majority of software development initiatives that take place remotely).
Improve your ability to disentangle elements of novelty in organizational design.
- GitLab Handbook – the central repository for how GitLab is run: https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/
- Remote Work Doesn’t Have to Mean All-Day Video Calls, by Marco Minervini, Darren Murph & Phanish Puranam, Harvard Business Review, September 9, 2020
- The Nuts and Bolts of Working for an All-Remote Company, by Benjamin Kessler, INSEAD Knowledge, June 23, 2020
- Are Offices Obsolete, by Benjamin Kessler, INSEAD Knowledge Blog, February 18, 2020.
- Case study: GitLab: Can “All Remote” Scale? By Phanish Puranam, Marco Minervini, Jean Wee, 12 August 2020
Head of remote
The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Strategy
4.00 - 4:05 PM
Introduction by Anne-Ev Enzmann, Director Life Long Learning INSEAD
4.05 - 4.35 PM
Keynote by Phanish Puranam, The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design
4.35 - 5.00 PM
Fireside chat with Sid Sijbrandij, CEO at GitLab, Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, moderated by Phanish Puranam, The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design and Marco Minervini, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Strategy at INSEAD
5.00 - 5.20 PM
Teamwork in Break Out Rooms
5.20 - 5.30 PM
Wrap-up by Phanish Puranam, The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design
Case studies describe management situations – real or hypothetical. Metaphors for a broader class of business problems, cases are powerful teaching tools of top business schools. A pioneer and current leader in case publishing, INSEAD produces about 70-80 new case studies per year authored by INSEAD Faculty and Research Staff.
INTHECASE webinars deepdive into recent cases published by INSEAD together with case protagonist(s), industry experts and are presented by INSEAD faculty. Highly interactive and engaging, INTHECASE recreates class discussion online and offers insights into best practices/framework driving success.
INTHECASE by [email protected] spans a wide spectrum of topics on global digital transformation and provides a unique opportunity for industry practitioners to enjoy first-hand INSEAD teaching.
To view INSEAD’s case collection of over 2,000 cases, please visit INSEAD publishing.
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