I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

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A new study on anywhere work and location independence entitled (Live and) Work from Anywhere: Geographic Flexibility and Productivity Effects at the United States Patent Office shows the benefits of these arrangements.

When this topic is researched, time and again it’s found that this flexibility is good for a company’s bottom line, is good for its people and definitely good for the planet as it dramatically reduces the need to commute.

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