I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or β€œoffices 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.

Besides saving on rent they are also discovering that remote work allows them to:

🌍 Recruit talent from anywhere
πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ Retain their top people
πŸ™†πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Have happier staff
πŸ“Š Improve productivity
⚠️ Improve disaster preparedness
πŸ“‰ Radically reduce CO2 emissions

Note: Time to repurpose these buildings into residential accommodation.

For example, see the approach being taken in New Zealand β€”Β Post-pandemic design: UDINZ reimagines urban centres