With an increasingly hybrid workforce, hot desking is hotter than ever. After all, what company wants to pay for space that is underutilized or not being used at all? We get it. But instead of hot desking, consider transforming your workspace into a flexible, office hoteling space.
Discover how to demonstrate the value of office hoteling to your employees and get practical tips for setting up your space.
Traditionally, hot desking is a flexible workspace strategy founded on the idea of unassigned seating. This creates anxiety for the following reasons:
Meet desk hoteling. If hot desking is a horse and buggy, office hoteling is a sleek sports car.
Just like a hotel, remote, on-site, and contract workers can reserve their desks in advance. That way, the “hotel” (your office) knows when to expect them. This allows the planning necessary for a smooth check-in.
Using desk hoteling software, employees can reserve desks and conference rooms from their mobile devices before even entering the office.
Being able to book a desk in advance gives employees the boundaries and sense of individual space they crave.
An interactive office map means employees traveling from other offices can easily find their reserved space upon arrival, making them feel less like an outsider.
Facilities maintenance integration ensures the desk is clean when they arrive and sanitized after they leave. Office hoteling software also allows team leaders to limit capacity and ensure there is an appropriate distance between workstations.
Real estate is one of the biggest expenses for any business. Having desks and conference rooms that are empty for any period of time is money down the drain. In an office hoteling space, you can maximize your real estate while minimizing risk.
While employees may like having a designated workspace to call their own, this can invite clutter and so much personalization that it becomes unprofessional and distracting.
Think about that person whose desk is covered in files, trinkets, stuffed animals, and numerous photos. An office hoteling space eliminates “nesting” while giving employees some of the structure they crave.
By investing in desk booking software and dedicating some time to analyze the fluctuating space needs of your office hoteling space, you can create a safer, more productive environment for your employees while positively impacting the bottom line.
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