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.

Over the past few weeks I have been training several groups on how to develop an effective remote workplace and how to acquire the necessary virtual work skills (aka Digital Literacy) to work in these environments.

One thing I know for sure, MANY were thrown into the deep end with no help on how to swim and although that was ok for a short while, treading water is becoming exhausting.

Well done to those leadership teams who have had a glimpse into the efficiencies and cost saving remote working can bring to their businesses and who have said “let’s pause for a short while and make sure we get our remote work foundation right.”

Your commitment to the future of work is going to pay off very handsomely! With location independence comes a world of opportunity.