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.

Across the world many places (in this case Finland) are recognizing that digital workplaces are dramatically changing how we work and from where. This from the Nordic Law piece New Working Hours Act of Finland enters into force 1 January 2020

“As the new Act replaces the concept of a ‘workplace’ with a more neutral concept ‘working place’, the new Act seeks to better address the current ways of working. In practice this means that the working hours will no longer be tied to a specific place of work, but rather working hours will – in a simplified explanation – mean time spent working.”

Location independence is on the rise. Forcing people to commute into an office everyday makes absolutely no sense given the technology we have and the need for us to radically reduce our carbon emissions.

Commuting is like asking someone to deliver a document by hand when you could just use Dropbox 🙂

How far along is your company in creating a digital workplace that allows for flexible and remote working?