Pioneering a Flexible Future of Work with Frank Cottle

Jun 19, 2024

Since COVID-19 accelerated the shift to remote work in 2020, employers have grappled with the question: remote, in-office, or hybrid? In this episode, we explore this topic with Frank Cottle, a “timeless futurist” and pioneer in the flexible workspace industry with over 40 years of experience.

Frank founded Alliance Virtual Offices in 2010 to provide businesses with innovative and cost-effective workspace solutions. Today, he shares his expertise on flexible work, the virtual office movement, and his belief that companies today are inherently borderless, so their employees should be too.

We also cover the physical and financial costs of commuting, Frank’s advice for autocratic leaders who insist on an in-office workforce, and his tips for calculating the business value of remote work.

This episode is packed with practical advice and thought-provoking insights for anyone interested in the future of work. Tune in to equip yourself with the tools to thrive in a borderless business world!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What Frank means when he says there are no office occupiers, only travelers.
  • How employee demand for remote work has increased since 2020.
  • Why an efficient setup is essential for effective remote work.
  • Practical advice for autocratic leaders who are resistant to change.
  • Ways to harness underutilized office space in a hybrid work environment.
  • All companies today are borderless: insight into the future of flexible work.
  • The impact of technology and how to deliver business value through AI.
  • Frank’s take on the pros and cons of remote work and the benefits of a virtual office.
  • What it actually takes to start a business (and why it’s so much more than an entity).
  • Calculating the true value of remote work for any business.


Transcript: Here

Additional Resources:

Website: alliancevirtualoffices.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/frankcottle 

X: x.com/FrankCottle

Links Mentioned:

‘Sustainable Growth is Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary with Frank Cottle’: sharonspano.com/sustainable-growth-is-evolutionary-not-revolutionary-with-frank-cottle

Allwork.Space: allwork.space

Future of Work Podcast: allwork.space/future-of-work-podcast

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The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/