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.

Business Resilience is defined as:

“The ability to rapidly adapt and respond to business disruptions, safeguard people and assets, while maintaining continuous business operations.”

Every indication is that we are going to see more disruptions from extreme weather events making it difficult to commute. There is also data to indicate changes in the spread of infectious diseases demanding drastic measures as we see in China currently, where in some cities businesses have been ordered to close.

Is your business ready to cope with these types of events?

Designing and deploying an “office in the cloud” which can be accessed from anywhere means that you can become location independent and that your teams need not commute but still get their work done.

Business resilience is going to grow in importance. How ready are you for the disruption to your current physical work environment?

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