Hot Desk vs. Dedicated Desk: Which Is Best for You?

Feb 24, 2020 | Blog | 0 comments

If you're considering a coworking membership, you're probably excited to join a vibrant community, gain access to the included amenities and tap into your highest levels of productivity from a comfortable, modern working space.

But before you sign up, you'll have to choose between a hot desk or a dedicated desk. Depending on how you work and what you're looking for, each has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Let's explore some of the pros and cons of hot desks and dedicated desks, along with the perks available at WorkHub's coworking space in Tyler, Texas.

4 reasons to choose a hot desk

With a hot desk membership, you're free to sit wherever you like. You'll have access to a variety of comfortable coworking spaces including communal tables, individual desks, soft couches and quiet corners.

1. You're most productive in a communal, coffee shop environment

If you like working in a coffee shop environment, you'll love a hot desk coworking membership. You won't be limited to one location, but you can enjoy sitting wherever you want. At WorkHub, there are plenty of power outlets near each spot, so you never have to worry about keeping a full charge. At the end of your work session, you can take your belongings with you and pick up again from home.

2. You want to keep your headspace and workspace clear

With a hot desk, you can pick a new spot depending on your current project or mood. This type of membership also mitigates the messy desk issue — every time you sit down to work, you'll have a neat, clutter-free space. This can help you clear your mind and focus on the task at hand without distractions like last month's pile of paperwork.

3. You prefer scheduling flexibility

At WorkHub, professionals can choose the coworking membership that best suits their work schedule, without paying for extra time they don't plan to use. Here are our four hot desk membership levels:

  • Flexi-Space: 24/7 access.
  • Coffee Shop: 8-to-5 access.
  • Happy Hour: night and weekend access.
  • Drop-In: day pass for 8-to-5 access.

4. You're looking for the most budget-friendly workspace

Any hot desk membership will be available at a lower rate than a dedicated desk membership. For this reason, hot desks are a great choice for workers looking for the most cost-effective coworking arrangement.

4 reasons to choose a dedicated desk

With a dedicated desk membership, you will always have access to your own personal workspace. This comes with a private desk, ergonomic chair and locked credenza for storing your belongings.

1. You want a space to call your own

If you're a creature of habit who wants to settle into the same workspace every day, a dedicated desk will help you thrive. It offers personal space to give you a sense of ownership, and can help you establish a nice routine and stay motivated. Since it's strictly your space, you're free to arrange your workspace for maximum productivity or decorate your desk however you like.

2. Your work gear needs a place to live

If you're tired of lugging around your belongings every day, consider a dedicated desk membership. You can leave your desktop computer or laptop, stand and second monitor on your desk while you're away. Plus, you can optimize your desk space with a wireless keyboard, mouse and phone charger that don't have to come home with you. Additionally, you'll have a locked filing cabinet with drawers to store extras like business cards, valuables, headphones and snacks.

3. You're most productive when you can pick up right where you left off

Since your computer and files are set up just how you want on your dedicated desk, you can get started right away without any set up. After putting in a hard day's work, you can take off without packing away your gear. And, when you return, all of your project materials will be right where you left them so you can hit the ground running.

4. You want around-the-clock access to your workstation

With a Dedicated Desk monthly membership at WorkHub, you will have 24/7 access to your workspace. This is great for autonomous professionals with fluid schedules and those who need to put in extra hours from time to time.

Find your dream desk at WorkHub

Regardless of whether you opt for a hot desk or dedicated desk, with a WorkHub coworking membership, you can enjoy many of the same amenities, including:

  • High-speed internet.
  • Ample parking and secure building access.
  • A private locker for your belongings.
  • Complimentary coffee and tea.
  • A business center with copy machines.
  • Chat booths and conference room rentals.
  • Networking events.
  • Elevated walking track and fitness center.

Here at WorkHub, there's a comfortable desk or communal spot waiting for you. Interested in joining our community? Book a tour today to see our Tyler, Texas coworking space in person!

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