Foot Anstey pilots "warm-desking"

August 14, 2015 South West firm Foot Anstey is testing a new "warm-desk" policy in its Bristol office, as part of a long term preparation for further flexible working conditions. The pilot, which has already started, is scheduled to run for 12 months.

A "warm-desk" is similar to the model of a "hot-desk," which implies that it is unassigned to a specific staff member. However, it is not as fully flexible as a hot-desk, providing at least a modicum of permanent facilities for the individuals that use it.

The firm perceives a need for space as well as a need to adopt more flexible working practices as it attempts to maximize the utility of its fixed costs, or otherwise limit their extent.

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