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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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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.
"Although coffee shops are convenient, they aren't always the ideal place to work or do business, so that's why we've opened the Office Club Hub, where people can hot-desk for an hour or the full day, have a coffee with colleagues or customers, and meet other businesses while they work."
DOCTORS are being forced to "hot-desk", which is risking patient confidentiality, according to a new survey.
Doctors are being forced to "hot-desk" which is putting patient confidentiality at risk, according to a survey published today.
Susan Surtees will be managing the hot-desk operation.
A choice of either a 'hot-desk' or for early stage businesses that can't afford the full rent of a Science Park unit, the reduced cost of a shared office for more regular use, is offered.
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.
Located within the head office of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, NOF Energy's Aberdeen operation will also offer a hot-desk facility for UK members visiting the city.
The flexible space and modern telecoms infrastructure supports home-working and also provides hot-desk facilities on-site which combine effectively with office-based activity."
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. The new centre will revolutionise our lives!"
Emerge co-ordinator Susan Surtees will manage the hot-desk operation.
Mr George said it would be suitable as a community centre, centre for education, disabled services and for hot-desks for emerging businesses.
Add to this the brand new, fully equipped, free-to-use on-site modern gymnasium capable of accommodating about 20 users at any one time, a modern cafe/coffee shop, fully equipped meeting rooms, conference and video conferencing facilities, hot-desks, fully fitted and equipped communal kitchen areas, male, female and disabled toilets, shower rooms and "break-out" seating areas and the serviced offer is simply irresistible.