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.

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1️⃣ Technology has all but rendered the office obsolete. Having a physical office is now considered a luxury not a necessity. With a well designed digital workplace or “office in the cloud” teams can go to work from anywhere they have a stable internet connection. No commute required.

2️⃣ We have changed the way we communicate. Large swaths of our communication has moved online. We now communicate with pictures, text messages, emojis, voice notes and video calls, none of which require us to be in a set location. (As a side note: many *already* communicate this way with colleagues even when they are in the same building!)

Work is no longer a place you go to, it’s something you do, from anywhere. Does your workplace reflect this modern reality?