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Ucommune Singapore: Making the Most Out of a Hot Desk in a Coworking Space

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The traditional work model has been challenged head-on during the pandemic, with hybrid work schedules emerging as the new crowd-favourite. Amongst the many alternatives, the concept of hot desk is gaining popularity as the preferred workspace solution for modern employees. It offers both flexibility and freedom for people who detest being confined to a regular office. If you are keen to understand more about the concept of hot desking in Singapore and if it is a suitable working style for you, read on!

 

What is hot desking?

Hot desking is a new buzzword in the post-pandemic return to work frenzy. So, what does hot desking entail? Generally, hot desking is a system that provides a pool of workstations and people can freely select an open seat on a first-come, first-serve basis. People are not permanently assigned to specific workstations, or desks, but rather have the option to “pick-and-choose” to find one that suits their needs. The system is usually implemented in coworking spaces, hence this option can also be available for private offices.

 

Benefits of a hot desk in Singapore

Optimised workspace

The hot desking concept maximises space efficiency and contributes to the asset-light model by cutting back on redundant office space. Data from Global Workplace Analytics shows that there can be up to 60% of unused desks in the office at the time due to alternative work arrangements. Hot desking reduces under-utilisation of spaces and enables coworking spaces and offices to invest in other facilities.

Autonomy of movement

Hot desking gives people the freedom to settle down in a comfortable spot and manage their tasks, and the freedom to adjust their seats throughout the day. Research shows that a higher Sedentary time results in poor health effects such as metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and poor mental health. Hot desking helps to mitigate this problem, and is helpful for people who find office cubicles stifling.

Improved work performance

Hot desking can increase productivity, empower flexibility and promote collaboration between teams and individuals. People can interact more freely and exchange ideas via face-to-face communication, which can help to facilitate useful brainstorming sessions to give rise to brilliant ideas.

Plentiful networking opportunities

For individuals taking on hot desking, this is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and network to open doors. Working professionals from all walks of life gathers in the hot desking space and they may be open to making a new friend or embarking on a new business collaboration. Hot desking gives rise to plentiful networking opportunities that can be extremely rewarding.

 

How to improve productivity when using a hot desk in Singapore

Don’t forget your charger!

When engaged in work-intensive mode, the battery levels of devices often dip dangerous low and it would be imprudent to not bring along chargers. You would not want to risk missing an important email or a work call just because your computer has run out of juice. To avoid misadventures, it is always best to bring along your chargers for both your computer and mobile phone. This will ensure that you are active and your connection is always open.

At Ucommune Singapore, there are abundant charging outlets for users to utilise. Never fret about a lack of charging points, for you can enjoy dedicated plugs at each and every hot desk.

Take work breaks to unwind

Treat yourself to a break after a long period of work. Studies show taking regular breaks helps concentration and boosts your mood. At Ucommune Singapore, there are many options for you to wind-down. You can choose to look out of the window at the breathtaking views to rest your eyes, or relax at the quiet reading corner on a swing, or settle down on the beanbag in the discussion room. There are also abundant amenities like the dart board, the mini-golf and the pool table that are free to use.

Drink lots of water

Remember to stay hydrated when hot desking, as it helps to rejuvenate your mind. You may find a variety of refreshments at Ucommune Singapore’s pantry that are free, such as water, coffee and tea. If you fancy a cuppa, you may also purchase a drink from the Starbucks machine.

Try the Pomodoro Technique

One way to stay focused is to eliminate distractions and set your eye on the task at hand. To do so, you may want to try the Pomodoro Technique, where you set a timer for 25 minutes and completely immerse yourself in the piece of work you are trying the complete. You may take a short break after 25 minutes, then an even longer break after 4-5 cycles of 25-minute work. In no time you will realise what significant progress you have made. A surprising hack that will definitely boost your productivity rate.

 

Come experience hot desking at Ucommune Singapore

If you are intrigued by the concept of hot desking, come experience for yourself at Ucommune Singapore. Hot desking is available across all 4 locations islandwide – Bugis, OUE Downtown 2, one-north and Suntec. Contact contact@ucommune.com.sg today!