hoteling

Let’s Just Accept the Truth That Open Offices Were a Dumb Idea

Open offices haven’t been around nearly as long as the “open concept” home, but many office dwellers have complained about them from the beginning. For accounting firms in particular, the open office concept is pretty much the worst possible environment to stick a bunch of introverts into under some misguided belief it will increase “collaboration” […]

Unassigned Desks and Collaborative Workspaces are the Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic Future

It may seem odd to use a dystopian world as a model for an office workspace, but that’s just what Citi did. Susan Catalano, Citi’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of HR, was reading the Divergent series — about a future society broken up into five social factions cultivating different virtues — around the […]

Certain People on the PwC San Jose Tax Team Not Happy About This Hoteling Business

For those of you who don't know, hoteling is a fancy word for working like some kind of homeless drifter. In other words, you function unfettered by the pesky material chains of deskhood and experience the freedom of rotating workspace in neat 24 hour increments. And PwC's San Jose office is leading the trend. Here's […]

Analysis: PwC’s Open Workspace Etiquette

There's an intrepid story over at the Wall Street Journal from late yesterday that discusses the concept of shared or open workspaces. If you've worked in public accounting, particularly as an auditor, you're very familiar with this phenomenon (commonly known as "hoteling"), yet the Journal more or less presents this as some trailblazing in the realm […]