Hot Desking Vs. Desk Management in a Social Distancing Workplace

In normal times, Hot Desking is a system which involves multiple employees using a single workspace during different time periods. A practice that has increased in popularity recently as companies begin to plan for moving back to the physical workplace. With only 15 people allowed to gather indoors and socially distanced desks, offices with a lack of space may implement hot desking. This gives staff an alternative to working from home, which for some has been difficult, for example parents with young kids, or employees in small apartments with little space. The workspace can be occupied by staff daily, giving all staff the opportunity to work in the office at some stage throughout the week.

Hot Desking has had it’s doubters, with some believing it is impractical and that it makes COVID-19 contact tracing very difficult to implement. This may be the case if not managed appropriately. The good news is hot desking can be traced using Ronspot. Ronspot allows employees to book their office space daily whilst also ensuring that no nearby spaces are bookable, unless they are socially distanced. The software can be used to trace who used the office space day-to-day whilst also preparing a cleaning report which can be generated, to show which office spaces were used on any given day and must be cleaned and sanitised before future use.

Desk Management can also be implemented whereby employees who have their own desk or office space can book this out for the day, giving them the opportunity to return to the office. However, many firms may not have the space to accommodate all staff members socially distancing at once. This problem can frustrate staff and damage morale. Using Ronspot for desk management will provide a fair solution designed from the ground up to help companies manage their social distancing challenges in the workplace. Ronspot controls the social distancing desk spacing and the total number of people given access to the office each day.

For more information about Ronspot Desk Management Solutions, here’s a quick video showing the app/software in action!

Hot Desking vs. Desk Management

In normal times, hot desking is a system which involves multiple employees using a single workspace during different time periods. A popular practice recently as companies plan on moving back to the physical workplace. With limited numbers allowed to work indoors and social distancing, offices that lack space may implement hot desking. This gives staff an alternative to working from home, which for some has been difficult, like parents with young kids. Hot desking gives all staff the chance to work in the office at some point during the week.

Some critics believe that hot desking makes COVID-19 contact tracing very difficult to do. The good news is hot desking can be traced using Ronspot. Ronspot allows employees to book an office space daily whilst ensuring that no nearby spaces are bookable, unless socially distanced. The software can be used for contact tracing and to generate a cleaning report to show which office spaces were used and must be sanitised daily.

Desk Management can also be implemented whereby employees who have their own space can book this out for the day. Using Ronspot for desk management will provide a fair solution designed from the ground up to help companies manage their social distancing challenges in the workplace.

This post was written by : Michael Furey, CEO

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