Your Handy Guide to Hot-desking: Do’s and Don’ts

In the bustling heart of Singapore, hot-desking is a popular option for freelancers, start-ups, and established businesses, offering a flexible and innovative workspace. With spaces like SPECTRUM Global offering dynamic environments for diverse professionals, navigating the etiquette of hot-desking is crucial.

Whether you’re a hot-desking novice or looking to improve your shared space experience, let SPECTRUM be your guide for a harmonious and productive experience.

Understanding Hot-desking

Hot-desking, the practice of not having a fixed desk in the office but rather choosing a seat on a first-come, first-served basis, thrives on flexibility and encourages cross-departmental collaboration. It’s a staple in co-working spaces, where diverse groups of individuals come together to work, network, and share ideas.

Do’s of Hot-desking

  1. Respect the Space: Treat the desk and surrounding area as if it were your own. Keep it clean and tidy, ready for the next person. This not only shows respect for your co-workers but also maintains a pleasant working environment for everyone.
  2. Embrace Flexibility: One of the core benefits of hot-desking, especially in a vibrant community like ours, is the opportunity to network and collaborate with individuals from different industries and departments. Be open to moving around – you never know who you might meet!
  3. Prioritise Security: In a shared space, personal and company security becomes paramount. Make sure to keep sensitive documents secure, and always be mindful of your belongings.

Don’ts of Hot-desking

  1. Don’t Hog Resources: Whether it’s hogging the best desk early in the morning or monopolising shared equipment, remember that co-working spaces are based on mutual respect and sharing, so be considerate of others’ needs and time.
  2. Don’t Leave a Trace: Leave no trace behind – this means cleaning up after yourself, including disposing of your trash and wiping down the desk. Personal items should be taken with you when you leave, keeping the space neat for the next user.
  3. Don’t Ignore Privacy: While the open nature of hot-desking and co-working spaces fosters collaboration, it’s important to respect others’ privacy. Use headphones when listening to music or watching videos, and take calls in designated areas to avoid disturbing your neighbours.

Give Hot-desking a Shot at SPECTRUM

Our co-working space is designed with the modern professional in mind, embracing the principles of hot-desking while ensuring a seamless, enjoyable experience. Located in the heart of the city centre, right at Bugis MRT, we’re well equipped with everything you need for a productive work day, from quiet zones for focused tasks to open spaces for collaboration.

Contact us to learn more about our hot-desking options, and visit our spaces to see how we’re redefining the modern workplace.