What is hot desking?

Hot desking is a workspace arrangement where employees do not have assigned seats and instead work in any available workspace on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hot desking is often used in environments where employees do not require a dedicated workspace or where there are more employees than available workstations. It can help organizations optimize space utilization and reduce real estate costs by allowing multiple employees to use the same workspace at different times.

Hot desking can also promote collaboration and flexibility by encouraging employees to work in different areas of the workspace and with different colleagues. However, it can present privacy, productivity, and sanitation challenges, particularly in open office environments. Organizations using hot desking are advised to establish clear policies and guidelines, provide adequate resources and support, and communicate with employees transparently to ensure a positive experience.