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.

Escape velocity

SLOW: This leadership team has no interest in evolving their workplace to embrace new ways of work. Back to the office it is for this group!

FASTER: This leadership team seriously contemplates the idea and attempts to keep it going post-pandemic but no thought is given to carefully designing such a workplace. Challenges keep mounting and it eventually just gets too difficult. Back to the office it is for this group!

ORBITAL VELOCITY: This leadership team understands that flexibility is important for productivity and employee well-being. However communication and collaboration is still a struggle and so “we have to get people back into offices some days so we can have those innovation huddles.” This group allows people days away from the office, but requires a regular presence on others. The office umbilical cord is not cut. That is just too scary!

ESCAPE VELOCITY: This leadership team understands the future of work and they do everything in their power to evolve their workplace. They learn all the established remote work best practices and methodically plan to take their work environment from a synchronous in-person situation to a asynchronous distributed situation. This group becomes location independent and achieves office escape velocity.