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.

If your business (or career) is heavily reliant on the use of a motor vehicle, like getting to and from work everyday or going to see clients or having to fly regularly for business, my suggestion would be to start to rethink and re-engineer how you work NOW.

Why? In an attempt to ward off the looming climate catastrophe governments will be forced to implement RADICAL legislation to reduce CO2 emissions and forcing people to change their use of cars and aircraft will be part of the action plan. Those businesses or individuals that get to make those changes BEFORE the legislation arrives are going to be ahead of the curve as they would already have found a way to overcome the challenges associated with not relying on driving or flying to get business done.

So for example, how would you function as a business if your staff were prohibited from using motor vehicles to get to work? How would you present a conference if you couldn’t fly speakers to an event or people were unable to drive to a venue?

This is all real and will transpire in the next 10 years.

Conscious businesses and individuals aren’t going to wait for the legislation. They will act now already and in the process gain a considerable competitive advantage.

(If you want to read more about the research that is going into making these radical changes then check this example from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿)