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.

Industry after industry is being impacted by the digital workplace. In a recent report entitled The Workplace Revolution the team at Regus made this observation:

“The commercial property world appears therefore to be on the verge of structural change, with mobile workers making a significant proportion of traditional fixed office space obsolete and inefficient. With more and more people working remotely at least part of the week, businesses of all sizes will be faced with the option of paying for empty desk space or cutting down on permanent office space and opting for more flexible solutions. These agile options range from co-working spaces to temporary office locations and business lounge membership for employees.”

The digital workplace is enabling business flexibility. A very necessary capability in rapidly changing business environments.

Companies that embrace this new way of working can now expand or contract without being tied into long-term employment agreements (enabled by the freelance/gig economy) or long-term lease agreements (enabled by co-working spaces like WeWork, Regus and a host of others)

Read more about this particular trend in this piece entitled: Why Big Corporations Are Moving Into Coworking Spaces

It would be great to hear from those of you who are already working in co-working environments. How are you finding the experience?