Apologies if this has been done... Was talking to a friend at the weekend who's next posting is to some nice new shiny office in Andover. Where, they are informed, a policy of hot desking has been implemented. It's an SO2 posting if it matters. There is an 85% provision of workstations/desks, and the usual no personal items to be left anywhere policy is enforced. If you arrive later than 85% of your colleagues, you are invited to use one of the 'communal laptops' and sit in the 'communal area'. A few things struck me. Mostly that this is the Army. The sort like my friend are never late for work, as they have been in the gym (or similar) since 5.50. In theory hot desking is supposed to motivate staff by giving an incentive to arrive promptly and to reduce the level of environmental familiarity to prevent laziness. Which wizard thought this would be a good model for the Army? And, anyone have any experience with it already - does it work, or is it as counter-intuitive as it sounds?