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.

Here are some interesting data points from this HBR piece entitled Is Your C-Suite Equipped to Lead a Digital Transformation

– “77% of CEOs reported that the pandemic sped up their companies’ digital transformation plans”

– “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” — Satya Nadella

– “Twilio: Covid-19 accelerated companies’ digital communications strategies by an average of six years.”

The million dollar question now is, as we move past covid, how serious will leadership teams be about ensuring the “forced” digital transformations stick? How many will hit a brief pause to intentionally and methodically fill in the gaps that have appeared in order to make the changes permanent?

One area where the answers to the above is going to become very evident is whether the reimagined workplace remains.

One of the major roadblocks in achieving a true transformation is this reality:

“One study found that 70% of digital transformation efforts do not achieve their objectives and managerial resistance is a leading reason.”

So which will it be for you? Back to pre-covid ways of working or bold leap into a location independent future?