The term Hot Desking is quoted by work place researchers as deriving from a term first coined by the US Navy – hot racking. This was the practice where the sailors on different shifts would share bunks. In the financial boom of the late 1980s when office rental costs and land prices in major financial centres went through the roof, the phrase – Hot Desking, became common place where workers shared desk space or terminals. Also in the financial markets when new computer systems were introduced these ‘seats’ would be occupied around the clock by different groups of traders following the global markets.
Cost saving is an obvious motivation but these days hot desking provides an ideal opportunity for freelancers and start up businesses to get themselves on the track to success by providing;
A professional City Centre Address
Higher Google rankings for your website due to non resi location
Access to support services.
A more professional work environment
Fewer distractions from home.
Many start ups and freelancers have been known to use one of the many coffee houses e.g. Starbucks or Costa as a temporaryHot Desk solution. Whilst this is a great alternative for the occasional casual meeting, it will not help a business grow in the long run. The Hot desk really is the ideal next step prior to establishing a full time office.
In Nottingham, a new Hot Desk Venue will be opening soon and bookings are now being taken. the first 10 members will receive a Free city center parking space for the first free months provided by www.parkingnottingham.com
For more information visit www.HotDeskClub.com or call 0115 9477565