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Posted Wednesday 8th May 2019

Is this a desk you shouldn’t touch for fear of getting burnt? No – it’s one of the leading ways of working in the 21st century. In the past, everyone had a dedicated desk and knew where to go to begin their day’s work. There was no choice in the desk they could use. Now, many businesses have embraced hot desking. Some employees do this every day, while other businesses provide the best of both worlds, offering both methods for those that would like choice.

Many shared office spaces use hot desking too, as it is one of the easiest ways to ensure lots of people from different businesses can make the best of the available space. But that still doesn’t reveal what it means.

A different desk every day

If you opt to try hot desking, you’re choosing to work somewhere different each day. This might be a different desk on the same floor, or in the same general working area, but there could be a dozen or more desks to choose from. That means you can’t make a desk your own, but it also means you can enjoy greater versatility whenever you want to.

It means you get to meet new people

How many people did you meet in the average day spent working at a dedicated desk? Chances are you only ever crossed paths with the same few people each day.

But hot desking means you can meet new people far more easily. You’ll sit near different people each day. If you work in a shared office building, you’ll meet people from different businesses and walks of life too. You never know the new connections you could be about to make.

It also means you can work more creatively

How important is creativity to the work you do? Have you ever wished you had a desk with a view of the outdoors, since that inspires you when the weather is good? Chances are you can find such a desk when you try hot desking.

You’ve heard the term ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Well, with hot desking, you will embrace the idea of change every day. Working somewhere different within the same building can have unexpected advantages you may never have thought of. When you realise what hot desking means, you will understand why more and more people are enjoying the idea of working like this.

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