A new era of productivity is emerging. It’s safe to say that the workplace you developed your skills in is not the same workplace you show up to everyday.

In the industrial economy of the past, model employees would work at capacity for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take some time for holidays.

That model may have worked when employees were considered nothing more than cogs in the machine—a means to a company’s ends.

We live in an age where there are hundreds, if not thousands of tools that can help streamline your meeting management.

And with new tools coming available all the time, you have to wonder why anyone is still scheduling and running meetings manually.

Here’s why: With so many tools available, it can be tough to cut through the noise and find the tools that are truly worth having — the ones that are so great, you’ll wonder how you ever managed meetings without them.

Let’s face it: Not every hour at work is created equal.

Some hours are more productive, and some hours are less effectively used.

While this is true in most industries, companies like professional service firms that bill by the hour are particularly affected by this phenomenon. When every billable hour isn’t created equal, how do you measure the health of your firm?

The first step is to distinguish between different types of hours.

All hours are not billable to the client.

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Client and case confidentiality is a key tenet of any law firm. The privilege of confidentiality fosters trust between attorneys and clients. Duties related to confidentiality, such as the attorney-client-privilege, assure clients are open and honest with their representation so lawyers can provide the best advice.

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It’s likely that you already interact with digital signage on a daily basis. From touch screen menu kiosks at fast food restaurants to arrival and departures displays at the airport, digital signs have slowly replaced analog signs in a wide variety of public and private spaces. While the change has been constant and subtle, the effects on connectivity and communication have major potential for companies looking to improve engagement and foster a better work environment.