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.

A successful transition to remote working is hard work and as a result is VERY dependent on the tone leadership team strikes. There are some non-negotiables for the leadership team.

1) They must be 100% onboard AND committed to making the transition work.
2) They must acquire the digital literacy and fluency skills to be able to “work-out-loud” digitally. (ie be as visible and accessible digitally as they would be in-person)
3) They need to lead the transition from the front.

Without the above in place a remote work transition WILL falter.

Do you agree?