Contrary to fixed, designated desks, desk sharing offers flexibility for workers to choose where they work each day. Without being restricted to the same workstation day after day, employees are free to migrate to wherever they’ll be the most productive.
When it comes to desk sharing, there are two main approaches.
- Sharing between employees. Some hybrid work models operate on a shift-style configuration. In this case, each desk is shared by two or three employees. These employees take turns working on site. For example, one works Monday, the other works Tuesday, the third works Wednesday, etc.
- Free for all. In general, shared desks can be booked by anyone at any time. To keep the office running efficiently, desk booking is often employed. Employees reserve a desk in advance, guaranteeing their workstation for the day.
While the most popular of the two, the free-for-all model can get sticky. Without an easy-to-use, intuitive mobile desk booking solution, the office can become chaotic and inefficient. Employees could waste minutes a day simply looking for a workstation, or end up with a desk that doesn’t support their needs.
The Joan desk booking solution keeps the office running smoothly. Employees can book desks anytime directly from the mobile app, guaranteeing they have the workstation they need. Booking rules help knit teams together by reserving desks for certain departments or groups. At the end of the day, Joan analytics help office managers know which workstations are the most popular and which could be improved.
For more information on how Joan can refine your desk-sharing experience, check out our Desk Booking solution.