Hot desking has always seemed to be something done to keep facilities managers happy rather than employees, and a recent study highlights the impact it can have on the wellbeing of employees.
The research examined the impact the implementation of hot-desking had on an organization over a three year period. The move had been undertaken in a bid to reduce the costs of its facilities, whilst also allowing the property it had to be used more flexibly.
Whilst hot-desking can make sense from that point of view, it can make employees feel underappreciated, and even unwanted by their employer.
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