Recently, Logitech introduced a desk booking service that delivers a better hotdesking experience for employees and a greater ability to manage shared desks across multiple locations.
The service runs on Logi Dock Flex, a fully-featured managed docking station built for shared desks in flexible work environments. The move to a hybrid work model has given companies the opportunity to reassess and optimise their office space. However, the hybrid evolution has also introduced the challenges of motivating employees back to the office and the need for data and insights to understand space configuration and continued investment.
“Companies understand that they must provide incentives for hybrid work employees to come into the office. The solution doesn’t involve merely adding more recreational amenities like foosball tables. Instead, it entails providing employees with a means to coordinate their in-office schedules. We adopted a multifaceted strategy in creating Logi Dock Flex. It not only addresses the challenges of desk booking and management but also fosters social collaboration. Additionally, it provides IT and workplace managers with valuable insights into the utilization of technology and office space”, Said Loubna Imenchal, Head of Enterprise Business for AMECA at Logitech.
A McKinsey Social Capital survey* shows that employees overall report feeling less connected to people within their company networks. Through Logitech’s desk booking service, employees can plan days in the office with their teams, book a desk through Logi Tune, and notify their teammates in-app. Once on-site, they simply plug into Logi Dock Flex with a single USB cable and quickly get to work.
With an 8-inch display, three USB ports in the front and three more in the back, Logi Dock Flex supports dual display, network connection, and up to 100 watts of power, allowing for both secure, standard-issue device connections, as well as for employees to bring their own device. Employees can personalize their workstation with their own background photo and away message, and join meetings with one touch through calendar integrations with the Logi Tune app. And for ad-hoc booking, the interactive panel signals whether the desk is available or not.
IT teams can quickly install and deploy Logi Dock Flex at scale with secure cable management for clutter-free desk areas. Through Logitech Sync, IT can monitor and manage Logi Dock Flex remotely to adjust booking settings, manage equipment, and customize according to the company’s hybrid policies.
Logi Dock Flex’s multiservice capability allows IT teams to choose Microsoft Teams, Zoom Workspace Reservation, or Logitech’s own desk booking service, with an additional choice of booking platforms to come. Logitech desk booking service is managed through Logitech Sync and can be deployed with either Logi Dock Flex or by using QR codes to work stand-alone, not requiring any purchase of Logitech hardware.
For Facilities Managers, real-time insights and analytics on space usage help them understand how flexible office and return-to-office policies are performing. Workplace management data like desk utilization, peak occupancy rates, and user behaviours take the guesswork out of usage and space planning.
Approach to Sustainability
Logitech is committed to creating a more equitable and climate positive world by actively working to reduce our carbon impact. That’s why Logi Dock Flex will partially be made using lower impact materials like post-consumer recycled plastics and low-carbon aluminium when possible, and will be shipped in responsibly-sourced packaging.
Pricing and Availability
Logi Dock Flex, offered in off-white, will be available globally in Fall 2023 through authorised sellers and on logitech.com with a suggested retail price of $699 USD. Logitech’s desk booking service is available for free, and can be requested today through the Sync management portal. Premium features like usage insights, alerts, and floor plan maps are free during the public beta through July 1, 2024.