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Is 'hot desking' the future for your office?

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Is 'hot desking' the future for your office?

The world of work is rapidly changing; the office is no longer the hub of all activity that it once was. Technology has propelled the workforce forwards and allowed professionals to turn anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal into their base of operations without having to compromise.

Many of the biggest businesses in the world operate remote clients for their servers, allowing workers to even access their work desktops from remote locations, whilst software such as Slack and Skype allow workers to access meetings and be involved in decision-making processes from just about anywhere in the world.

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Comments (1)

  • Beth Jenkins
    Beth Jenkins
    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:47am BST
    There's an incredibly big difference between flexible working and hot-desking. Unfortunately, the two seem to have been conflated here when looking at staff satisfaction.
    Whilst the ability to work flexibly is great, not all employees want to work in a sterile office bereft of personality with a land-grab mentality at the beginning of the day. It's about getting "flexible" whilst not making employees feel like little more than robots - as very often, it is a key social place, as well as a workplace. Getting the balance right is essential.