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.

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Dentsu WFH

Now imagine all you had to rely on as a remote worker was email and telephone calls!

Some essentials to be able to immediately work this way if the need should arise:

> An Enterprise Social Network (Think Workplace, MS Teams, Slack or Salesforce Chatter)
> Video capability (Think Skype or Zoom for all meetings)
> Collaborative Document Storage (Think Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox)

Essentially you need an “office in the cloud.”

Of course you also need a team with the digital literacy and fluency to be able to work just as effectively using this type of technology as they would in person.

How ready are you?