hot desking


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hot desking

The act or practice of sharing desks or workstations between employees in an office so as to cut down on the amount of office space required. I've never worked in a company that did hot desking before; while it was strange not having my own desk at first, with everything done on laptops you barely notice it after a while!
See also: desk, hot
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A unique development in office furniture, the Pod is designed to target new ways of working such as satellite and hot desking.
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It's a rich enough mix to give hot desking a human face.