Hot Desks: The Pros and Cons

Hot desking has been something of a hot issue in the business world for a while now, and it’s a trend that lots of businesses are embracing. But is hot desking a good thing?

Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of hot desking in a coworking space:

Pro: Hot desking helps you network

When you’re in a different desk each time you visit, you’ll find that you sit next to many different people. Inevitably, you’ll speak to some of these desk ‘neighbors’ over the course of the working day.

You never know who you might meet this way – your next accountant, attorney, or even a business consultant who can give you some great advice for your own business. With so many different professionals all under one roof, you’ll find you have access to all kinds of professionals – from HR to copywriting and even recruitment professionals.

Con: Hot desking can make you feel less settled

When you have one, dedicated desk, it can make getting started in the morning easier. You know exactly where you will sit, how much space you have and what your view from your desk will be. Your desk is always laid out exactly how you like it—including having options like a large monitor.

If you’re a creature of habit and like to work from the same place each day, having a dedicated desk might suit you better than hot desking.

Pro: Hot desking gives you flexibility

Hot desking certainly wins in terms of flexibility. When you hot desk, you have the option to sit at any desk you choose. It’s the most convenient option if you only want to be working in a coworking space for a few days a week, or even just occasionally.

It’s perfect for more field-based professionals like financial advisors who may just need an occasional office day to catch up on admin. It’s also great for freelancers who work from home but like to have the convenience of a different space to work and experience the energy from others working around them. Hot desks are great because they’re ready for them to open their laptop and begin working.

Con: Dedicated desks are better for small teams

If you’re part of a small team that needs to collaborate regularly, then hot desking may not work for you. If you’re used to sitting as part of a team, hot desking can mean that a lack of interaction with your own team may be an issue.

For larger teams, you’re likely to end up next to at least one teammate even when hot desking, and so it’s not such an issue. And for individuals who aren’t part of a close team of people, hot desking works brilliantly for getting to know more people in your workspace.

Pro: Hot desking makes you more creative

Having a constant change of scenery helps to stop your mind getting ‘stuck in a rut.’ Hot desking is open and flexible by nature and so it encourages creativity and productivity.

The old fashioned office layout with segregation and partitions has been shown to make people less creative, and less productive. Hot desking tears down those physical barriers, and lets you move more freely. As a result, you can bounce ideas off others in your workspace, and in the long run, you’ll concentrate better.

Hot Desking at Office Evolution Hackensack

Hot desking has some great benefits, but it’s not for everyone. Here at Office Evolution Hackensack, we offer you the option to have a dedicated desk or the flexibility of hot desking. So you can choose the option that’s right for you.

Regardless of whether you choose hot-desking or a dedicated desk, you’ll have access to all the conveniences our members enjoy. These include meeting room rental by the hour, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a well-stocked beverage bar where you can help yourself to the complimentary tea, hot chocolate, and coffee.

We’re the perfect choice for busy professionals lohaccated in Northern New Jersey, and we’re easily accessible just off Route 4 and have many food options nearby, including The Riverside Mall. Why not contact us today to arrange a tour?

At Office Evolution Hackensack, we provide virtual office, coworking, and private office solutions at our shared office center. We offer meeting rooms, offices, a shared workspace coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.

Our members include mobile workers from Teaneck, Rochelle Park, Dumont, Bogota, River Edge, Bergenfield, Maywood, Teterboro, Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie, Little Ferry, New Milford, Hackensack, Englewood, Paramus, Tenafly, Fort Lee, and other communities nearby in Bergen County, NJ.