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.

This 60-page report entitled Digitalization and the American Workforce makes for very sobering reading. We have never experienced anything like this in our modern history. And don’t for one second think that you are immune somehow. I am going to sound like a broken record I know, but if this just helps a handful of individuals or businesses then it’s worth the label.

Any individual or business that doesn’t urgently figure out how to seamlessly connect and interact with the rapidly evolving digital world of work and business WILL be sidelined. Don’t let that be you!

The formal economy is already splitting in two – the haves and the have mores. The divide is going to become as pronounced as the formal and informal economies are!

“Two distinct priorities appear urgent. First, firms, industry associations, educational institutions, and governments must work urgently with workers and students to expand the high-skill IT talent pipeline. And second, governments, businesses, and others need to greatly expand basic digital literacy, especially among underrepresented groups.”