Assigned seating is an office seating plan where employees have a desk or seat assigned to them in the office. Having a designated workstation at the offices enhances clarity and collaboration since everyone knows where their co-workers sit. Though assigned seating gives employees a place of belonging where they can decorate their own work area, it establishes a distanced workplace with invisible boundaries.
For organizations planning their return-to-work strategies, assigned seating minimizes social interactions and lessens hygiene concerns. Meanwhile, they are also looking for alternative seating arrangements, as some employees only work in the office partially.