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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!
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If hot-desking is the future, then I want no part of it.
"For hot-desking you take everything away every day but there were desks where people had PCs and Macs set up and pay slightly more to have a permanent desk."
"We going to see the uptake of more hot-desking situations as more and more workers have no need to come into the office on a daily basis.
Hot-desking reduces the space requirements of firms as not everyone has to have their own work station.
The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre (FGIC) is an innovation lab which will be housed in Creative Exchange on completion of the regeneration of the former St John~s primary school, Creative Exchange will also provide hot-desking, project and workshop space, artists~ studios and 12 offices for creative industries.The associated Accelerator aims to identify, inspire, upskill and support small groups of enterprises and projects in the creative and innovation sectors.
Hot-desking has long been the way for start-ups and freelancers to work from different sites, but for businesses that need space for their craft, that can be tricky.
Just two years old, the institution is home to accelerator programme Ignite as well as offering hot-desking, co-working, offices, meetings and events space.
I've never experi- enced hot-desking so my knowledge of it is non-existent.
Hot-desking is a creative and flexible alternative to upscaling using shared workspaces and technology to maximise the efficiency of your business.
A classroom fire sees Miss Postern hot-desking with chemistry teacher Mr Church But there's an even more alarming development for PE teacher Mr Gunn when caretaker Gareth becomes his new room-mate.
Nathan Roberts, 30, claims North West Ambulance Service's hot-desking policy forced him to resign because he had panic attacks when colleagues took his seat in the busy Belle Vue office in Manchester.
Hot-desking will reduce the overall number of personal work-spaces required as cloud computing, high speed access and personal devices take over from office-based servers and desktop computers.
The committee heard claims from the Unite union that the arrival of hot-desking - where staff share desks and computers - may be spreading viral infections.
New MPs will also be provided with temporary 'hot-desking' space until permanent office accommodation is allocated.
DARLINGTON'S Lingfield Point business park in Darlington has opened a new, flexible 'hot-desking' facility -Alaska.