How to use a Hot Desk Successfully

Hot desk success in Sydney's CBD with SOI
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Hot desks are becoming increasingly popular for many business owners and their teams. Due to the flexibility and cost-savings associated with hot desking, it has become the workspace of choice for a number of business owners and their teams.

How to achieve hot desk success

There are many reasons people choose to use hot desks, however, some common situations include:

  • Sole traders that have previously worked from home, but now want a professional office setting without the cost
  • Business owners who previously work from home who have hired their first employee or contractor and need an office setting to work together on a casual basis
  • National or International teams that need a casual desk solution while they travel
  • Businesses who are upscaling or downsizing and don’t want to commit to leasing office space
  • Sole traders who want to feel part of a community of professionals and a vibrant office setting.

Whilst hot desking is a fantastic solution for many businesses, there are a few tips and tricks to consider in order to achieve hot desk success.

Hot desk success tip 1: Be considerate

Because hot desking is a shared workspace situation, you need to be mindful of others. For example, be sure to take any long (and loud) phone conversations to another space where you won’t disrupt the flow of others. Likewise, if you’re working with a colleague; try to keep any brainstorming sessions where you’re likely to get a bit excited/inspired to a better setting. At SOI, we have a number of breakout rooms and areas that allow for this.

Hot desk success etiquette recommended by SOI

Hot desk success tip 2: Network

One of the major benefits of hot desking is that you get to work alongside all types of different businesses that you normally may not get the chance to connect with. Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity by getting involved. This might be as simple as starting a conversation in the SOI shared kitchen facilities, or maybe asking a few other hot deskers to grab lunch at one of the cafes and restaurants located nearby. At SOI, we also host a number of different networking events which range from casual after-work drinks, to guest speakers. Make the effort and come along to these events; you never know who you will meet and what opportunities might arise

Hot desk success with networking events an added benefit at SOI

Hot desk success tip 3: Be open-minded

As mentioned in the previous point, hot desking allows the unique opportunity to work alongside people you might never normally meet or connect with. And with this comes being exposed to different working styles and perspectives. Ensure your stay open-minded, as you may learn something new, or find a solution to a problem you never previously considered.  What’s more, being open-minded promotes maintaining a harmonious working environment; which is beneficial for everyone.

Hot desk success with SOI and the added benefits of hot desking

Hot desk success tip 4: Make sure it’s the right space for you

There is a range of hot desk offices in Sydney, and it’s important you find the right one for you. At SOI, we pride ourselves on providing businesses with a professional (and rather impressive) setting, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. When you take out a hot desk with us, you not only gain access to a workspace with full wireless internet and enterprise level IT solutions, but you join the SOI community. That means you gain access to passionate and dedicated support staff who take the time to get to know you, your team and your business; and that’s the key to hot desk success.

Hot desk success with SOI in the Sydney cbd

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If you’re new to hot desking, or thinking about switching to SOI for your hot desk needs, we’d love to speak with you more about how you can join SOI. Contact us today to learn more about how SOI can help your business grow.

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Article by Michelle

October 5, 2017