A huge mistake companies make is not investing in their own employees. In the modern workforce there is so much distraction and opportunity that we often neglect the strength of our own team. Scientific research continues to show the negative impact a sedentary lifestyle has on our health which is why it is more important than ever to take ergonomics seriously and allow the furniture in our offices to evolve and adapt to our tools and technology.
When someone enters your office, whether they're an employee, a customer, a vendor or your boss, your desk makes the first impression on them. We often spend more time at our desk than in our own bed, and unfortunately many of us spend that time hunched over a keyboard or laptop.
The furniture inside our office provides the backdrop for our corporate culture to unfold and influences how people in the space communicate and relate to one and other.
Companies that invest in standing desks for their workers are finding that they improve productivity, increase job satisfaction and the overall self esteem of people within the business. Office managers that recognize how the configuration of a desk can impact the quality of work being produced are setting their employees up to thrive.
Although standing desks may seem like a hefty investments, they come at all different prices and can be installed quite easily. Desk converters are also a great choice for businesses that do not want to replace their existing desks.
When we alternate between sitting and standing at work we become more productive and creative, we improve our circulation and blood flow, and burn up to ten times more calories than we do sitting down.