THE BENEFITS OF HOT DESKS
As we've mentioned, hot desking is simply the use of non-allocated workstations, meaning no employee has a fixed workstation. Rather, work spaces can be used by any employee, from any department or level, on any given day.
Many workers are now adopting this new approach, but what makes it so attractive?
What is hot desking?
Before we get into the benefits, we should probably note that hot desking is not encouraged during the coronavirus pandemic. Although lockdown restrictions have already started to ease and some workers are beginning to return to the office, the majority of workplaces will be maintaining social distancing measures and avoiding hot desking for the foreseeable future.
On 11 May, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published guidence for employers which warned that they have a responsibility to protect their employees' health. The guidance states that employers should keep office windows open, discourage potentially dangerous activities such as face-to-face meetings and avoid the use of hot desking.