Desk, don't go. Stay with me? - Work Talk Podcast

Published Date: 12-05-2022

Synopsis: This is a podcast series by The Straits Times to help you work smarter, think deeper, and get ahead in your work life. In this episode, we talk about hot-desking, the changing out of permanent desks for workers to shared furniture and spaces.  One wouldn't guess that workers could get all emotional over desk space, but that is exactly what is happening in some companies that are thinking of removing what is seen as a benefit to some employees. What is hot-desking? Is it suitable for everybody? How should workers respond when they lose their desks?  ST's senior correspondent Krist Boo hosts Chen Tang, the strategy principal at Unispace, a workplace consultancy.  Her other guest is Mr Joseph Khong, assistant director at ACE, the national trade association for startups . Join us as we discover just how hot this potato of hot-desking could get. And get tips that help bosses avoid getting burnt! Highlights (click/tap): 02:19 Mr Chen on how hot-desking is catching on in Singapore  03:56 How much savings hot-desking could bring 07:04 Why workers resist hot-desking 12:45 To hot-desk or not, it comes down to your business 15:37 Executive-asks-expert time: how office space might look in a year's time  Read Krist Boo's Work/Life columns: Register for ST's Heart Start newsletter: Produced by: Krist Boo (, Ernest Luis and Teo Tong Kai Edited by: Teo Tong Kai Follow ST Podcasts: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Website: Feedback to:  --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia Embed: Stop Scams: --- Discover more ST podcast series: In Your Opinion Podcast: SG Extra Podcast:  Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts!

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