Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about something called active working.
This basically means that employees move around in some way, or stand up during their working day. By doing this, they are burning calories, helping to reduce their chances of developing sedentary lifestyle risk factors, and also getting a boost of concentration and productivity. The problem is however, how do you actually incorporate these active working endeavours into your existing space?
Before we get onto that question, check out this infographic by HRM which outlines some of the major benefits of standing desks
By reading that infographic you should be clear on why this type of office furniture is ideal for the modern work setting.
If you don’t want to go and purchase brand new desks for offices right now, you can easily get the benefits by choosing a desk riser instead. These help to rise up the work station that is already there, e.g. it rests on the desk and then lifts up so that the keyboard and monitor is at standing height. Once your employees get used to this new way of working and the benefits start to reveal themselves, you could then opt to slowly purchase new standing desks, to add to your current stylish office furniture collection.
You don’t have to do it all at once if it turns out to be too expensive for you.
How do you feel about standing desks? Have you tried one?