Hot-desking is a popular way for businesses to cut the cost of running an office by as much as 30%. But it has considerably less appeal for office workers. In a survey by Reboot Online Marketing:
81% said they would prefer to have their own desk or workstation;
75% said that hot-desking produced no improvement in cross-departmental relations and collaboration;
66% said that they hadn’t made new contacts of any value from sitting next to or around individuals from other teams/departments; and
59% thought the morale of their own team/department had declined as a result of hot-desking.