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Why hot desking can deliver the green benefits in saving costs and reducing the carbon footprint

When organisations are having structural changes or offices have to be changed for whatever reason, an area for hot desking should be considered.

It can be a costly process to rearrange the office – changing the networking cables, the time spent for staff from the IT department and the office employees themselves from their normal daily activities, etc.

How many employees spend a lot of their time out of the office? In meetings? Working from home? Working in other offices?  How many are out of the office more than they are in?

Some companies dedicate a particular area of an office for hot desking. The benefits of this are that the heating, lighting, use of machines (PCs, phones, printers shared, etc.), can be reduced.  This results in reduced energy usage, costs and carbon footprint.

The IT department would have less to maintain for each new member of staff who requires a new PC set up, new software installed, etc.

There are pros and cons for this option, but perhaps organisations should consider the benefits this will give in the long term. Some organisations offer a number of flexible working options to their staff and also have wireless and IP-based technology.

Looking at ways to save costs for the organisation? Hot-Desk! It’s green when you think about it!

Author: Tripta Prashar
Company: Giving Time and Solutions Ltd
Company website: http://givingtimeandsolutions.com
Professional profile: http://linkedin.com/in/triptaprashar
Date created: 25 October 2010 2.50pm

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