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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.

At the Dreamforce NYC event this past week during Brett Taylor’s keynote he outlined how Salesforce sees the future of work.

There were a couple of things about this worth highlighting. 

1) The “Digital HQ” going forward will become way *way* more important than the physical HQ, which of course is absolutely essential if you are going to attempt any form of work-from-anywhere. Location is going to become increasingly irrelevant.

2) It was good to see that, although the immediate concerns are safety as a result of what we are dealing with in the moment, they recognised that the next vastly more complex and serious challenge, decarbonising the economy, was also on the agenda. Every single government and business will be increasingly focused on this in the immediate future.

How far down the line are you in formalising these two elements in your business? Putting concrete plans in place to do so ASAP will ensure less disruption as we move deeper into this decade.