Is hot desking just hype?
Hot desking involves multiple workers using a single physical work station or desk during different time periods. Hot desking is typically used where employees have flexible schedules, and not all employees are actually working in the office at the same time. The primary motivation for hot desking is reducing rent costs – typically up to 30%.
- Consider whether hot desking could be implemented into your business – works best when employees are often out of the office visiting clients or working from home.
- Calculate the space and rent savings from hot desking.
- Factor in the negatives of hot desking – employees generally hate it, increased employee distrust, decreased employee commitment, increased spread of office germs, wasted time finding desks, fewer co-worker friendships, decreased employee productivity when employees are not able to ‘nest’ in their own personal spaces.