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.

In this very interesting report from HP entitled The Right Technologies Unlock the Potential of the Digital Workplace they make this observation and recommendation to employers:

“Today’s business world is increasingly shaped and driven by digitally savvy, digitally demanding employees at all levels, whom our study calls Digital Revolutionaries. The expectation is that employers will not just provide computing and communications tools and a dumb physical workspace, but a digitally-powered workplace that is increasingly smart, interactive, personalized and automated. Workplace technology is no longer simply a plug-in enablement tool to help people do their work; it is a defining set of adaptive and interactive experiences that help shape the identity of a company’s culture. Companies need to embrace this new reality, not just because it is what their current and future employees want, but because there are clear advantages in doing so. Our research has demonstrated the wellbeing and job satisfaction dividend of a more digital workplace, beyond the more obvious benefits of efficiency and productivity. As employers battle to recruit and retain the best talent, technology will increasingly become a core area of competitive advantage.”

Do you have a clear roadmap to creating a digital workplace?