Re: Hot Desking
My company here in the US has been on the same craze to "save money on real estate" by shrinking seating to smaller and smaller dimensions. They spent 2018 and 2019 taking us from 3 floors down to 1.5 by rebuilding the spaces as 1.5m wide desktops with swingarms for the monitors and absolutely no divider walls, barely enough space behind your chair to be able to back up enough and crawl out. You could walk down an aisle and touch shoulders of the people sitting on either side and not even strain for the reach.
They spent a freaking fortune on all this refurbishment and were about to put everyone into permanent seating in March 2020. You can guess the outcome, since what they had done was essentially design massive Covid petri dishes. I was in my "new" seat for 2 freaking days when the lockdown hit and we all went home and it's been sitting empty ever since. When I think of all the money wasted on this that could have been used for decent system upgrades, etc., I just sigh.