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.

Take a look at the comment below which was made in response to the reporting on the Boston Consulting research which indicated South African workers prefer working from home.

Notice the last sentence “Hell if I had a job which allowed me to work remotely I’d take it.”

Here is the reality. If a leadership team does the necessary work to make flexible and remote working their default way of working, they will become the talent attractors.

Many people will leave their current employment if given the opportunity to work for a company that allows this flexibility.

Top talent will go where they are given the most flexibility.