What is Hot-desking?

Hot desking is often found in workplaces with flexible schedules, where not all employees are working in an office at the same time. By sharing office, employees make more efficient use of space and resources. However, hot desking does come with disadvantages, including a lack of personal space, and possibly inconvenient communication between members of a team.

Here are 10 tips to help you succeed when working at a Hot Desk:

  1. Understand the IT situation - Are all desks free to use? Does everyone have laptops? How does the telephone system work?

  2. Use cloud storage - make sure that you can access all your files; it is also a good opportunity to go through files and consider what is still useful to keep and what needs to be thrown away.

  3. Don’t forget your chargers or power cables – if you do forget, don’t be shy to ask to borrow one from your coworkers.

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  4. Adjust the desk setup – when you first sit down ensure the desk layout is the comfortable for you, including the chair height and monitor height.

  5. Try different areas – you don’t have to sit in one spot for the whole day; feel free to move around and make yourself at home.

  6. Clean the desk – clear everything on the desk at the end of the day; wipe down the desk when there is illness going around the office.

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  7. Network – take advantage of all the people around you to build your network

  8. Learn to focus – bring noise-canceling headphones and listen to music that helps you focus if you work in a noisy environment.

  9. Ask what to do if you need alone time – find out if you can book a meeting room in the office.

  10. Don’t think 9-5 – you don’t always have to stay in the office, only when it’s right for you and your business

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    Hot-desking isn't as difficult as you think. Follow these tips and you will be on your way to success!

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