WHAT WE DO
Our speciality lies in two primary areas. First, we can help you design a digital workplace unique to your business and second, provide your team with the necessary virtual work skills or digital literacy to work in this new technology rich workplace.
A digital workplace can be defined as creating an "office in the cloud," a virtual equivalent of your physical workplace, created by using modern technology. These workplaces allow you to rethink traditional ways of working. For example, they allow you to enable flexible or remote working for your team, increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability. There are three pillars to a fully functioning office in the cloud:
The technologies which allow a team to work and communicate from anywhere
The virtual workplace culture, to be championed by leadership
The team’s digital fluency and literacy
At FutureWork IQ we help you in designing these three pillars in order to reap the benefits of the modern way of working.
In 2005 while running a coaching business, we spotted what was to become a mega-trend around the world. The birth of what we today refer to as social media. After immersing ourselves in the technology we began to see a way for businesses to add value to their customers and clients by using this technology to interact with them in real-time. After receiving ongoing requests from business owners for assistance, Social Media IQ launched in January 2006. The consultancy helped businesses understand the new environment and strategically implement a presence on the social web. We spent time with solo entrepreneurs, authors, small business owners and larger organizations like Canon, Premier Foods and Unilever (where we assisted them in understanding the role social media could play with their What’s For Dinner project and helped them launch their Facebook presence for this.) We also assisted The Embassy of the Netherlands in South Africa to establish a social presence.
In early 2016, Social Media IQ was rebranded as FutureWork IQ. Our thinking on the way forward for businesses was crystallised at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. The theme of this event was Mastering The Fourth Industrial Revolution.