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.

Take a look at this interesting piece entitled How to Transition Your Business from an Office-Based Company to a Remote One. There are lots of smart companies looking at how exactly to do this. This piece touches on several things you have to have in place. Excellent read.

One thing I would add to this list of boxes to tick – staff digital literacy. Without it, your digital workplace will be still borne. Under the banner of digital literacy, there are basically six literacies that need to be developed.

1) Communication and collaboration
2) Career and identify management
3) Learning Skills (in technology-rich environments)
4) ICT Literacy
5) Information Literacy
6) Media Literacy

Has your business started to make the transition and step into the future of work? Would love to hear about your experience.