Opinion: The rise and fall of the hot desk May 28, 2014 Organisational psychologist Dr Graeme Ditchburn discussed the rise of a new style of work environment in an opinion piece in The Conversation. Workplaces are investigating the effectiveness of activity based workplaces, with areas tailored to work tasks such as collaborative areas for brainstorming and meetings. This is a new step in workplace environments after a rise in popularity of hotdesking in organisations, where employees do not have an assigned workspace. Dr Ditchburn discusses the negative aspects such as timewasting and a decrease in job satisfaction of hotdesk style of workplace, and suggests that activity based working is a possible solution. Read the full article here. Graeme Ditchburn is currently Academic Chair, Organisational Psychology at Murdoch University. His interests focus on the individual at work and include personality and dynamic performance, performance measurement, expatriate adjustment, organisational commitment, and organisational culture and values. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Health, biomedicine and psychology Tags: activity based workplace, graeme ditchburn, hotdesk, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!