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.

This is the title of a book by John Stepper. In his book he outlines 5 elements to the process one of them being making your work visible.

This is a key requirement if you are going to successfully implement a digital workplace and especially if you then go on to allow remote/flexible working in your organization.

In fact I would go so far as to say that if a senior executive team does not develop the skill to use technology to make their work in the organization visible virtually, that is working out loud, then a digital workplace initiative will fail.

What Digital Literacy skills will you need in order to work out loud? There are four. ICT Literacy (the ability to adapt to and adopt technology), Media Literacy (the ability to create professional content primarily via a mobile device, for consumption by your team and customers), Information Literacy (the ability to collect, evaluate and then share credible information within your ecosystem) and Communication and Collaboration Literacy (the ability to effectively work with others in a virtual digital environment)

These are 4 of the 6 literacies we cover in our Virtual Work Skills for the Modern Workplace online course.

Are you up for the challenge? Remember this will require the same commitment as learning a new language.