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.

Sydney Smoke

(Pic: Sydney smoke — Andorra Muses

The science tells us that we are assured of having to deal with extreme weather events regularly as the levels of carbon and methane in the atmosphere continue to rise unabated, (see this tracker for daily updates) raising global temperatures, which then in turn trigger these extreme events.

Btw, New York City was issued with its first-ever “Snow Squall” warning yesterday [that is intense snowfall with a sudden increase in strong gusty winds.] See dramatic footage of the squall-line arrive from the One World Trade Tower

If your team had to leave an area because of extreme weather or could not commute to an office for whatever reason, could your business continue to function efficiently?

In the coming decade those businesses, that as a matter of urgency, design and deploy digital workplaces that allow their teams to work from anywhere are going to be way more resilient than those who don’t.

How far down this path are you?