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 from the recent KPMG report Covid-19 and the American worker.

“40% say they were left to navigate the changes with inadequate resources.”


Most commonly cited challenges from transitioning to remote work:

1) Caring for children
2) Not having a workplace or desk
3) Not having access to shared folders or collaboration tools*

*Shared documents and folders, as well as collaboration tools, are a critical piece to a well designed digital workplace that allows for anywhere work. There are so many tools available to overcome this listed challenge.

Take just one example. If you are in the Microsoft ecosystem turning on Office 365 for your team will immediately give you access to shared documents and folders with OneDrive and you have access to Teams which you can use for collaboration.