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hot-desking


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) sharing offices between employees

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hot-desking’ refers to an office organisation system which involves multiple workers using a single physical work station or surface during different time periods.

French translation

système de bureaux partagés, concept de bureau flexible

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Examples in context

Hotdesking, the latest office trend to annoy employees

Non-territorial office space appeals to managers, but employees aren’t so sure. There’s also no place to keep that "World’s Greatest Dad" mug.

Aiming for that corner office, or any office at all for that matter, is fast becoming a thing of the past. Now, it’s all about hotdesking, in which employees change their workstations day-to-day.’

globalpost.com, 22 April 2012

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‘Dashwood : Lloyds’ hot-desking keeps staff on their toes

Every little helps when the Bank of England has highlighted a billion-pound black hole in your finances.

The management consultant-style hot-desking scheme was introduced after Lloyds staff began working more flexibly over the last few years, and the outmoded one-person-per-desk approach was shown the door.’

Telegraph.co.uk, 2 Dec. 2012

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Everyday usage

We often recommend ’hot desking’, where the company is pushed together and several employees share a desk.

It will also involve a hot desking area for mobile staff, possibly amounting to 10% or 20% of the total office area.

b) having a romantic relationship with a co-worker

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c) downsizing staff rapidly

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