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hot desk

1. noun A desk or workstation that is shared between employees in an office. I've never worked at a hot desk in a company before; while it was strange not having my own desk at first, with everything done on laptops you barely notice it after a while!
2. verb To share a desk or workstation with other employees in an office. I've never hot desked in a company before; while it was strange not having my own desk at first, with everything done on laptops you barely notice it after a while!
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Codeworks Connect has also offered members with access to hot-desk facilities in London's Soho, exhibition support, student and graduate placements, newsletters, discounted training, equipment hire and recruitment services.
This includes an open plan hot-desk bench system that will allow team members working on specific projects to sit together without the constraints of the normal desk configuration.
We currently have nine doctors but only three consulting rooms so the GPs constantly have to hot-desk.
Emerge co-ordinator Susan Surtees will manage the hot-desk operation.
And 60% of GPs said they had to hot-desk or share consulting rooms.
The Court will also provide a feed from the courtroom to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre.
It has a 400-capacity conference room and a selection of other rooms, including hot-desk facilities.
Officers working in Steelhouse Lane will be moved into the force's Colmore Circus HQ at Lloyd House, where staff will be asked to hot-desk.
The new space will feature several conference rooms, collaboration areas and individual hot-desk areas.
Coverage includes such topics as fast capitalism and its conflict with slow modernity, a psychoanalytical and critical reading of preoccupation with speed, power and resistance in accelerating organizations through representational infrastructures, the hot-desk environment and the personalization (or lack thereof) of work space, myths of speed in Israel's high-tech industry, the speed factor in fast food, the bicycle messenger at full speed as corporate icon, and the human experience of inhuman speed.
In fact, given the high cost of office space and the pathetically low levels of utilisation of the average square foot of work space on any given day of the week, employers should be falling over themselves to persuade staff to hot-desk and to work on the road, in the home--anywhere but the profit-draining office cubicle.
In the shared-services market, vendors develop system and workplace recovery capacities including system hardware and hot-desk arrangements for workers well short of the total subscription base (i.
At the moment, the most obvious instance of the effects of such forces on environments for working in is the hot-desk office, where no-one (except perhaps the few at the very top of the pyramid) has a regular workplace, but each takes a desk as and when it is needed.
Added to that is the advantage of flexible unit sizes so that they can fit to the needs of your business as it grows; you can start by renting a hot-desk (often by the hour) whilst you test your idea or take a small workshop or office unit for yourself to start growing in.
What is really interesting about this contract is that the centre is used by a diverse range of people, from home-workers who use it as a hot-desk facility to business people visiting for training purposes and meetings.