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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"There are some simple changes that can be made to improve staff satisfaction and increase productivity, such as allowing staff more storage for personal items when hot desking, and not overdoing clear desk policies."
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A spokeswoman said: "Before deciding on this location we carried out a detailed review of the office needs of the organisation, promoting open working, hot desking, home working and other ways of using office space to increase overall efficiency and effectiveness.
According to Avaya, the city now has new hot desking capabilities, enabling city employees to log in from any phone on the network, helping them to stay in touch and work more efficiently when visiting a remote office.
Their priority is to develop City Spirit's Corporate Pod business centre concept which provides serviced office, virtual office, hot desking, meeting room hire and business centre support services for a broad range of clients.
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At Portland Business Centre you'll find a range of services on offer including "Hot Desking" providing clients with access to a workstation, telephone and the internet on an ad-hoc basis - whether it's for a day, an hour, or for a few days each month.
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The centre can provide hot desking facilities for support agencies and a meeting place to meet with clients.
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