Will Standing Desks Work for Your Team?
One of the recent trends we’re seeing in offices around the world is the introduction of the standing desk. This is largely due to the fact that many offices, and other places of work, are making a sharp switch over from paper work to a more technology based work load.
But what does that have to do with standing desks? What’s the difference?
Today we will be discussing those very questions so that you can be more informed: for your business, your productivity and your business.
The difference lays heavily in the way that we’re sitting, slightly hunched over to try and account for the glare of a screen and the position we need to hold ourselves in to type at a decent pace. As many of you with office jobs will be aware, this comes with its own set of aches and pains after a long day if you haven’t had the opportunity for a little breather, which let’s face it, a lot of us just don’t have the time for. Any time that you’re standing and moving around, even slightly, it’s going to help re-energize you. It’s also going to help relieve tension in the spine by making it more easy to hold yourself in a proper, decent posture. It can also prevent long-term ill affects that might form in the spine, shoulders, and neck from spending eight hours a day, five days a week, hunched over a desk. You would be surprised how much tension proper posture helps relieve!
Of course, these aren’t just baseless claims. In fact, a survey done in 2017 revealed that the Society for human Resource Management found that, of the more than three hundred employee benefits that they tested, companies providing employees with electric standing desks saw the biggest increase in performance rates over the last five years. Those who are provided electric standing desks also find that they crash less often after their lunch breaks. This small shift in dynamic – a change out of one piece of furniture – can actually trigger a chain reaction in productivity through out the entire day, for your entire team of staff members.
It’s time for companies to start upgrading their offices and supplies to fit the modern workload expected out of their employees...and when it comes to the fact that so many of us are working from home these days, a work space that is comfortable and made to help further your progress in even a home office environment. Being able to alternate between sitting and standing can help reduce discomfort, distractions, fatigue, and a gradual loss of productivity as the work day progresses.
While a sit-stand desk might be a bit of an investment at the onset, it’s one that comes with a great many pro’s in a long-term view. The fact that the electric desks are often sturdy and built to last helps! By being able to find the balance between standing and sitting that’s correct for you, as an individual employee and a unique person, you’ll be able to optimize every hour spent at work...and even come away feeling better at the end of the day.