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 piece of data comes from an excellent report by Condeco entitled The Modern Workplace – People Places & Technology

Why remote work

The report has some key insights on:

– Digital Transformation
– Adapting Workspaces for Efficiency
– Meeting Room Trends
– Flexible Working

When discussing the flexible working mega trend they highlight the top 3 reasons organizations offer remote work

1) Improving staff retention
2) Reducing office costs
3) Employees demand it

This, of course, is only possible if an organization has a team that has the virtual workplace skills to work remotely and a well designed digital workplace that enables virtual presence and digital intimacy.