We believe good ideas can come from anywhere. Communication is our oxygen, and we communicate frequently.Diversity in Ideation – Automattic Design
We believe in a world where everyone can contribute. We believe that all digital products should be open to contributions; from legal documents to movie scripts, and from websites to chip designs.GitLab Mission | GitLab
Everyone can contribute.
When everyone can contribute, users become contributors and we greatly increase the rate of innovation.GitLab Mission | GitLab
Embrace the understanding that everyone can contribute and include more diverse perspectives when possible.GitLab Values | GitLab
Said differentlyOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals We agree. Randimals are made up of two different animals… More: “culture add” > “culture fit” or “hire for culture contribution” since our mission is that everyone can contribute.GitLab Values | GitLab
NeurodiversityNeurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodiversity is a biological fact. It’s not a perspective, an approach, a… More inclusion best practices benefit everyone, and at GitLab, everyone can contribute. The handbook, valuesRemind yourself that shared values, rather than shared beliefs, are what matter when it comes to interacting with others, and that there is no replacement for doing the hard work… More, strategy, and interviewing processes must support the ability for everyone to thrive.GitLab Values | GitLab
It is GitLab’s mission to make it so that everyone can contribute. When applied to management, this creates an atmosphere where everyone is empowered to lead.
MECC differentiates itself from other management philosophies by consciously enabling decentralized decision making at a centralized (organizational) level. While guiding principles exist, it is not static. It is designed to be iterated on and evolved by everyone. The underpinnings of its philosophy are designed to apply to all work environments, from no remote to strictly remote.
By implementing MECC’s unique foundational principles at an organizational level, individuals within the organization are less constrained. Each team member receives greater agency to exert self-leadership. Collectively, we believe this atmosphere allows for more informed decisions, made quicker, more frequently, and with a higher likelihood of successful execution.Managing so Everyone Can Contribute (MECC) | GitLab
Neurodiversity is a type of diversity that includes: autismAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline. If… More, ADHDADHD or what I prefer to call Kinetic Cognitive Style (KCS) is another good example. (Nick Walker coined this alternative term.) The name ADHD implies that Kinetics like me have… More, dyslexiaDyslexia is a genetic, brain-based characteristic that results in difficulty connecting the sounds of spoken language to written words. It can result in errors in reading or spelling as well… More, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, cognitive impairment, and other styles of neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite… More functioning. While neurodivergent individuals often bring unique skills and abilitieswhich can be harnessed for competitive advantage in many fields including cybersecurity, neurodivergent individuals are often discriminated against, and sometimes have trouble making it through traditional hiring processes. These individuals should be able to contribute as GitLab team members. The handbook, values, strategy, and interviewing process should never discriminate against the neurodivergent.GitLab Values | GitLab
Further readingThere are three types of reading: eye reading, ear reading, and finger reading.The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning Most schools and… More,