hot-desk


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hot-desk

vb (intr)
to work at any available desk in a workplace, rather than be assigned a permanent desk
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"The move means the 10 staff who are permanently based here are all on a single floor, there is room for staff from our other offices to hot-desk, while our meeting facilities promote the right image for potential and present clients.
Tenders are invited for the hatch lab will offer both hot-desk and semi-permanent spaces to a variety of clients from one user upwards.
It's especially an issue if you 'hot-desk': use anti-bacterial cleansing wipes to clean the desk and keyboard, mouse and phone before starting work, so germs left behind by someone else have been removed."
And 60% of GPs said they had to hot-desk or share consulting rooms.
It has a 400-capacity conference room and a selection of other rooms, including hot-desk facilities.
The Beacon has a range of office accommodation, a hot-desk area, training facilities and a multi-function conference and banqueting room that holds up to 400 people.
Eddie Humphries, estate manager at Lingfield Point said: "Alaska will allow today's flexible and more mobile workforce to 'hot-desk' at an office close to them or to their customers.
Our aim is to offer a 'mini-office' as standard to our clients on either a monthly fee basis or a day rate for mobile hot-desk clients.
Coverage includes such topics as fast capitalism and its conflict with slow modernity, a psychoanalytical and critical reading of preoccupation with speed, power and resistance in accelerating organizations through representational infrastructures, the hot-desk environment and the personalization (or lack thereof) of work space, myths of speed in Israel's high-tech industry, the speed factor in fast food, the bicycle messenger at full speed as corporate icon, and the human experience of inhuman speed.
Almost as emotive as the open-plan office is the "hot-desk," the idea being that all desks are equal.
In the shared-services market, vendors develop system and workplace recovery capacities including system hardware and hot-desk arrangements for workers well short of the total subscription base (i.e., for 100 subscribers, there may only be sufficient capacity to recover 15-20% of the systems and workplaces for 15-20% of the subscriber base, a 1:50 - 1:100 ratio).
The new wireless networking infrastructure allows Reuters' employees with wireless-enabled laptops or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to roam in the company`s buildings while away from their desks - for instance in meeting rooms, drop-in areas or at hot-desk facilities.