Benefits of Hot-Desking

Posted on January 15, 2019

Hot desking is a major trend that rose to prominence around the 1990s. In offices with hot desking, people use whatever desk is available, instead of having one assigned to them. The term “hot desking” is derived from the term “hot racking,” a concept that refers to the practice of sailors with different shifts sharing the same bunk. While the practice of hot desking has been around for the past 25 years or so, it only gained prominence over the last 5 years or so. The modern workplace thrives on agility, mobility and businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to support flexibility and innovation.  Hot desking office spaces can cut the costs of running an office by up to 30%, so it’s a popular choice among employers and has benefits for employees too. Here are the top 5 benefits of hot-desking:

1. Increased collaboration

Hot desking encourages people to move around the office, and this leads employees having opportunities to engage with team members they normally wouldn’t interact with. It also encourages staff from different parts of the office to come together and collaborate on projects which could gradually help foster teamwork.

2. Decluttering

If you’ve ever worked at your own desk, then you will be fully aware of how easy it is to allow empty mugs and wrappers to build up around your personal space. Due to the ever-changing seat placement, hot desking encourages employees to be much cleaner and reduces the opportunity for desks to become messy. Although your staff can no longer add their own personal touch to their desk, a minimalistic approach will ensure that your desk remains decluttered and tidy throughout the working week.

3. Lower costs

Hot desking is a very cost-effective way for any individual/employee to use a space. As no person has their own dedicated space, they can choose whatever desk they wish to work at, thereby essentially sharing the cost of the space with other individuals. AccessWork’s hot desks come with many free facilities such as free wifi for example!

4. Provides Flexibility

Coworking spaces offer various membership options, where people can choose what works for them, renting on a daily basis or on a month to month basis. Members of coworking spaces have the flexibility to set their own schedule and choose their own working hours. Hence the younger generation prefers using coworking spaces as these offices offer much more flexibility than traditional offices.

5. Promotes circulation of knowledge

Static seating arrangements tend to lead to people working in silos, while flexible seating arrangements made possible via hot desking helps to improve performance and encourage the circulation of knowledge. Hot desking solutions help improve communication by leading to more in-person interactions and accelerating decision making.

With AccessWork’s hot desking membership you can avail the many amenities that AccessWork provides, including facilities, furniture, high-speed internet and staffed reception. Book a visit to a location near you & come see it for yourself!

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