As technology advanced the workforce became much more mobile and began to demand flexibility in how, when, and where they worked. The introduction of agile working and activity-based working practices became increasingly popular. It gave employees the freedom to choose where they worked for the task at hand on that particular day. As employees were no longer tied to a desk, people started to work from a variety of different places such as cafes, coffee shops, and their homes.
As the demand for remote working became the new normal, workplace design began to embrace hot-desking and flexible desk spaces. Staff were not given a fixed desk but were able to pick or book an available space to work from for their work-day activities.