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.

Across the globe governments and businesses are taking radical steps to curtail the spread of Convid-19. This includes:

Canceling flights
Closing land borders
Banning public gatherings and events
Putting entire cities in lock-down
Closing businesses and requesting that knowledge workers work from home

From Japan:

“Earlier this month Japanese telecom giant NNT, which employs 200,000 people, told employees to work from home or use staggered hours in a bid to prevent infection. The company also asked staff to avoid holding meetings and instead use video and teleconferencing.” (Source in comments)

From Italy:

“The secondary contagions prompted authorities in some Lombardy and Veneto towns to close schools, businesses and restaurants, and to cancel sporting events and religious services. The mayor of Milan, Italy’s business capital and the regional capital of Lombardy, shuttered public offices.” (Source in comments)
If your business was requested to close doors could you continue to operate without skipping a heartbeat?

If you have a well designed digital workplace that allows anywhere work the answer would be yes.

Do reach out if you need some guidance on how to do this