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.

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.