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.

Deloitte have just released this 200-page report on the rapid evolution of work. (Navigating the future of work)

As I study this, it’s very clear that we are in the midst of a dramatic revolution that is reshaping the world we live in. If we don’t pay serious attention, both individually and as institutions, the impact is going to be devastating.

There is no question, to quote Professor Schwab, that “we face a time of great opportunity and a time of great peril.” Opportunity for those paying attention and peril for those who don’t.

From the report:

“Past technological revolutions—mechanization, electrification, computerization—radically reshaped work, jobs, and the organization of business and society. What is different this time is that today’s advances in digital technologies are remaking not just manufacturing and low-skilled labor, the focus of past revolutions, but every sector of the economy and society.”

Yes it’s that big. No business or individual is going to be spared from the radical changes.

How prepared are you?