I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

One word describes why: Intentionality

The hallmark of a highly effective, productive and innovative remote company is that they are INTENTIONAL about EVERYTHING

– Culture
– Daily communication & collaboration
– Documentation
– Meetings
– Social interactions

Basically nothing is left to chance. As a result of this deliberate attention to detail their teams are highly effective.

Intentionality at this level is extremely rare in brick-n-mortar offices. Usually so much is left to chance and there is almost never a deliberate effort to preserve institutional knowledge. So much is left to word of mouth. Office communication can’t scale.

Any business that wants to migrate effectively from in-office to work-from-anywhere will have to learn the skill of being intentional with everything they do.