How does the popular new way of working called Hot Desking stack up against the old-school way of sitting at your own desk in the same office every day? Here's our rundown of Hot Desking advantages
- Hot Desks train you to de-clutter your life, you can't leave things overnight on the hot desk so you learn not to clutter your desk - something many people find helps them stay focused and work better.
- Hot Desks are cheaper than having your own dedicated space because the cost is shared with other hot deskers that use the same space, you're basically time-sharing which allows the costs to be lower than a dedicated fixed desk.
- Hot Desking allows you to try new locations and services at a drop of a hat as many providers have several locations to choose from, you could go to a different space each day if the fancy took you.
- Hot Desks have more flexible terms than conventional office space, so if commitment isn't your thing they are an attractive option. One month notice is usually the maximum needed, and if you're lucky some spaces don't even ask for a deposit.
- Hot Desks are intrinsically social - networking is built-in - you never know who you are going to meet from day to day, which although daunting for some, can be a boon for finding new business collaborators or potential clients and referrals for your business.
- Hot Desks often have other services thrown in for free or at an additional cost. So you don't need to worry about setting up your own printers, phones or buying a pint of fresh milk for your coffee each morning.
- Hot Desking is a great learning environment - being surrounded by other freelancers of varying experience you can ask questions, learn new things and save a fortune in free advice! You can even help give others less experienced than you a helping hand for that warm-glowing feeling inside! You'll find your efforts come back to reward you time and again.
- Hot Desking makes you feel part of a community of like-minded professionals. You're not alone working at home any more, there are people just like you with all the same problems and opportunities trying to make a go of creating your dream business - it's good to do that together, and share the highs and lows with friends.
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