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hot desking

Using a set of cubicles for mobile workers who come into the office from time to time. It is similar to hoteling, but reservations are not required. People come in and sit down at the next available seat, plug into the network and go to work, which means a vice president might sit next to a junior trainee at any given time. See hoteling.
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Never mind the misery of hotdesking and that open-plan malarkey which most BBC employees were forced to endure, Esther had managed to singlehandedly circumvent all of that and occupied a corner site, bigger I think than any of her bosses.
Properly executed, hotdesking can make a great deal of difference.
Regional manager Val Gibson said: "They have designed this as a hotdesking office which suggests a large number of staff will be in and out of the office at various times.
Modern office initiatives, such as open-plan, hotdesking, and flexible working hours have been introduced as modern property management tools (Audit Commission, 2000).
It also offers flexible space for seminars of up to 40 people, meetings of up to 16 and hotdesking facilities.
The Mitel stand, portable to any Mitel set, has a Java Card(TM) technology slot to allow for Sun Ray and Mitel IP phone hotdesking.
Companies with large storage silos make similar claims for the administrative savings that IP-based SANs allow, and other organisations note that IP is a key enabler of hotdesking - a proven resource optimisation strategy.
The growth of teleworking, hotdesking and working away from base means employers are constantly having to re-invent ways to manage and motivate staff who are working in new and different ways than ever before.
A number of support services will be available - including creative mentoring, business advice, workshops and hotdesking space - and the programme will be relevant to everyone from self-employed entrepreneurs to companies with up to 250 employees.
Hotdesking providesanopen-plan officeenvironmentallday andnight, a meeting roomandlinks to the wider support network for Welsh business and enterprise.
HOTDESKING - where not enough desks are provided for an organisation's workforce - has been implemented at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Consequently, office management and Human Resource (HR) concepts, such as open-plan, hotdesking, electronic communication and flexible working hours, have been introduced to LAs as modern property management tools (ibid).