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.

Traffic backup

Over on earth.com they recently asked Does working from home actually help the environment and improve traffic flow?

This topic is going to be receiving lots of attention in the coming months. There is some low hanging fruit when it comes to decarbonizing our economy and the way we work. It’s irresponsible not to pick that fruit!

The answer to the question posed in this piece seems rather obvious, but it’s great to see the numbers:

“With so many emissions wrapped up in commuting to work, telecommuting, working from home and working from anywhere could serve as powerful tools to help reduce emissions and traffic.”