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.

A team must possess the skill to communicate and collaborate at distance as effectively as if they were sitting around a table in-person. It must be that seamless.

This skill is often referred to as Digital Literacy & Fluency. (Not to be confused with Computer Literacy)

More specifically this requires the ability to work-out-loud digitally, effectively using all the digital communication channels that are available to you:

The written word
Images (often marked up)
Audio (sync & async)
Video (sync & async)

How skilled is your team at working-out-loud in your well designed digital workplace — aka office-in-the-cloud?

NOTE: You will know some upskilling needs to be done if you hear your team say “It’s just easier to meet and work in-person.”