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A majority of hot-desking workers want an assigned space: report

More than half of the employees in Singapore are hot-desking.

Amidst the trends of flexible and hybrid workspace, 56% of Singapore workers surveyed are hot-desking in the office, a report showed.

Hot-desking means providing desk space to workers when they are required or on a rotating system instead of designating a desk for each worker.

A study from global workforce creation experts, Unispace, showed that more than nine in 10 (94%) of hot-desking workers would be more enticed to come to the office more frequently if they have a dedicated workspace.

READ MORE: 4 out of 5 SG employees go to office to connect with colleagues

Motivated Singaporeans

Over seven in 10 (72%) Singaporean workers are loyal to their brand, which shows their dedication to their job.

The study also found that “over three quarters (78%) indicated that those not in the office will receive fewer opportunities for pay rises (52%), bonuses (49%), and promotions (47%).”

Compared with Singapore’s relatively high reluctance to return to the office (40% returning to work, compared to 57% in the USA and 67% in Hong Kong), the conclusion from the study revealed that office spaces are the problem, not returning to the office.

Joanne Morris, head of design and delivery, Asia at Unispace, said companies are building larger, shared spaces with leisure elements like gaming areas, fitness facilities, and pantries with free beers.

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