Hot desking, also known as hoteling, is generally used in office spaces where there are no assigned desks for employees. Instead, they may “check in” to an open seat. The two terms have a slightly different meaning.
Hot Desking: Office spaces that are unassigned and employees can use on a first come, first served basis.
Hoteling: Office spaces that can be reserved in advance for use.
Often, organizations implement hot-desking/hoteling when they:
Press the Login softkey.
Enter your extension (called "account number" on voice prompts).
Enter your PIN (this is the same PIN used to access your voicemails, it is called "password" on voice prompts).
Press the pound key after you have entered your PIN.
Press 2 to confirm (called, “change owner” on voice prompts).
Go to the Phones tab.
Click on Activate Phone.
In the type box next to "Activate Phone" enter the extension on the phone (in the top right corner of the phone's display screen).
5. Click Call.
6. Answer the phone and follow the voice prompts. (Enter your PIN, followed by the pound key).
To log out, press the Logout soft key (depending on the configuration of your device you may or may not see this key; if you do not see this soft key press the More soft key first).
To log out of a phone used for hot desking/hoteling, go into your Phones tab and click the red X to "Release Phone."
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