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.

In order for a location independent team to work efficiently from anywhere requires a well designed “office in the cloud” or digital workplace.

A recent NetMotion survey highlighted frustrations mobile workers experience, all of which are telltale signs of a badly designed digital workplace.

Top 5 frustrations:

💻Underperforming software
📠 Slow and dated devices
🔒Restrictive security & compliance
💬 Collaboration & communication issues

A well designed “office in the cloud” will have found a way to circumvent these issues.

*Although connectivity issues are not in the company’s control educating remote workers so they understand what the minimum requirements are in order to get their work done is essential. For example, they need to understand signal strength and it’s impact on download and upload speeds and how to measure these. They need to understanding the impact of Jitter on video call quality and what the minimum requirement is etc.