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.

When I re-opened my consultancy’s doors in early 2016, one of our non-negotiable requirements was:

“Every service we offer must be able to be delivered from anywhere and to everywhere.”

This guides ALL our decisions and it is exactly what we have been able to do:

1️⃣ Client meetings – done virtually via video link
2️⃣ Digital workplace design – done virtually
3️⃣ All virtual work skills and digital literacy training – done live virtually or as online self-paced programmes
4️⃣ My speaking on flexible & remote working and the future of work etc. – done via video link

(📝: In 2020 I am going to push a lot harder for event organizers, who aren’t yet ready to present their events online, to allow speakers to present at their conferences via a video link. The flight and other transportation emissions discussion requires urgent attention)

This has all provided us with *enormous* flexibility both from where all this is delivered from (ie our physical location) and where our clients are based (their physical location)

Any one else as obsessed with location independence as I am?