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You’ve probably heard the statistic: about 40% of the current workforce is already made up of freelancers, solopreneurs, or so-called “contingent” workers, and that number is growing. While it’s true that advances in technology and changes in the makeup of today’s workforce have led to new ideas about where and how work gets done, the modern office is far from dead.

Social attitudes about what constitutes meaningful work have evolved significantly over the last 10-20 years, including our goals for the modern workplace. Today, the focus has shifted toward workspaces that foster human interaction and collaboration.

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Given the mobility and flexibility of today’s office workers, a new challenge has emerged for the modern workplace: the optimization of office space. Hot desks, office hoteling, and collaborative workstations have taken the place of the traditional office. As a result, companies must evolve their thinking of what an office even looks like. To do so accurately and effectively, they are turning to office sensors.

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 Office hoteling isn't the future - it's the present for most multi-state, multi-practice firms. In 2005 the ABA was already saying, "“Hoteling” has been a hot topic in the legal and accounting worlds for a few years now."

JLL's 2016 Law Firm Perspective Report says that the typical US firm has reduced office space by 22.2%, using hot desking, hoteling and remote work to drive real estate efficiency.

And that sucks. It's bad enough that office sizes have shrunk in recent years. This is even worse when at you have to travel all the way to the Poughkeepsie office where no one knows your name, nothing works the way you expect it to, and you get lost in that damn deco atrium every time you go to Starbucks.