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: https://str.sg/wX79 Register for ST's Heart Start newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters Produced by: Krist Boo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ernest Luis and Teo Tong Kai Edited by: Teo Tong Kai Follow ST Podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Google Podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: email@example.com --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wsfD The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia Embed: https://str.sg/ws76 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wnBi --- Discover more ST podcast series: In Your Opinion Podcast: https://str.sg/w7Qt SG Extra Podcast: https://str.sg/wX8w Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.