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.

There is little debate anymore about whether or not a business should have a digital workplace.

One of the building blocks of a digital workplace is employee digital literacy. Without it the benefits of a digital workplace won’t be realized.

We agree completely with this piece from The Skills Gap is Real: How to Inspire Digital Literacy in an Organisation

“Organisations that value digital literacy and training will become leaders in their respective industries. They’ll be more productive and attract the best talent, and they’ll ensure that their global teams are in sync.”

We believe making digital literacy a workforce priority is an extremely important, and in many cases, urgent step. Here’s another great read on the topic – Make Digital Literacy a Strategic Workforce Priority.

“While board members are grappling to understand the implications of these changes for their organizations, they must also turn their attention to the digital literacy and preparation of the company’s workforce to prepare it to face new challenges.”