Ban hotdesking

When people return to the office they should be designated a desk and no hot desking allowed.

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Hot desking (or smarter working as SG like to call it) is dangerous and should be banned

by LauraJones on May 06, 2020 at 12:08PM

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Based on: 28 votes


  • Posted by Tgc80 May 06, 2020 at 12:34

    Absolutely! So very risky! We had complaints about hot desking even before the virus. So a huge no no now
  • Posted by vonnie64 May 06, 2020 at 13:29

    Totally agree hot desking has to be stopped permanently. This virus will be around for a while and sharing desks is an easy way to spread it. It's been a big issue where I work, staff are always ill with colds and flu,but the big bosses won't listen. It has to be banned
  • Posted by StevieMorrison May 06, 2020 at 15:00

  • Posted by sy278 May 06, 2020 at 15:05

    Hot desking was proven years ago to be detrimental to both physical and mental house as it leave employees in a limbo with nowhere to call 'home' at work. With this virus in play, its more dangerous than ever.
  • Posted by RM219 May 06, 2020 at 17:40

    Agreed. Hotdesking allows employers to effectively overfill in certain industries, making social distancing harder. Also encourages better individual sanitation as individuals can't just "move to another desk"
  • Posted by Citizen1963 May 07, 2020 at 15:36

    This does not work well with increased home working, and physical distancing in the office. In my office we are going to have to take a lot of desks out of use to allow physical distancing, and many people will work from home quite a lot of the time. That inevitably means when it is their "turn" to use the office they will have to hot-desk as we will have taken a lot of desks out of use. We will need excellent overnight cleaning to address the risk
  • Posted by Kim May 08, 2020 at 11:19

    agreed no hot desking.
  • Posted by JayEvans May 08, 2020 at 16:16

    Hot desking has always been disliked by employees but loved by management (that same management who would not only NEVER got desk - they won’t even share their office!) Hot feeling leads to more colds/flu so in COVID-19 world this then becomes even more scary!!!!! I’ll hit desk when the CEO’s of big companies do the same!!!!!
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