I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

It is absolutely essential for leaderships teams to lead from the front if a remote work transition is going to be successful.

“Prithwiraj Choudhury, a Harvard Business School professor who has been studying “work from anywhere” companies and has written a case study about GitLab, [says] one key to such roles is that the CEO must also lead the initiative and should also work off-site at least as much as other employees. “If the whole company is working remotely but the C-suite is working in an office, then middle managers will just line up to get face time.” (Source Hot new job title in a pandemic: ‘Head of Remote Work)

If the leadership team does not visibly demonstrate its wholehearted support of remote work the initiative will fail.