Why Choose A Sit Stand Desk?
Sit stand desks enable your employees to choose between either sitting down or standing
up whilst they work. This includes the numerous advantages of including standing desks
in your office environment, but doesn't rob them of the ability to enjoy 'a sit down'
during their working day. Additionally, you could also incorporate the advantages of
ergonomically designed office chairs into your office environment, providing your
employees with the choice between two improved working conditions.
However, it's also important to note the disadvantages of standing all day. Whilst
sitting all day can be very harmful to your help, it's also important to vary your
posture throughout your day and avoid standing for long periods of time. By including
sit stand desks into your office furniture, you provide a simple and easy way to allow
your employees to stay comfortable and balance the amount of time they spend both stood
up and sat down throughout their working day.
Did you know that the Health Secretary has said that every business should encourage
their employees to use sit stand desks? His exact words were, “I know from personal
experience that having a standing desk can help you get some exercise and improve your
productivity at work," [Source sit-stand.com]
Are There Any Disadvantages Of Sit Stand Desks?
There are some disadvantages of sit stand desks, for example if the desk has a noisy
motor that transitions the desk from standing to sitting, this could cause a significant
amount of noise distractions. However, this could potentially be mitigated through the
use of incorporating acoustics into your office design. You can learn more about
acoustics in the workplace by reading out blog titled Considering
Acoustics In The Open Plan Office.
Another disadvantage of sit stand desks is the options for customisation that are
available. For example, desks which are sitting only or standing only have the ability
to integrate with privacy screens or specialised office equipment. So if you're
considering making the switch to a sit stand desk, make sure that any customisation
products you would like to use are compatible with the desks you are installing.
Provide Your Business With The Office Furniture It Needs With A Helping Hand
Our in house team of modern office furniture experts have fantastic
working relationships with industry leading office furniture design manufactures. This
enables us to provide our clients with stylish, ergonomic, and durable office furniture
solutions, suitable for a wide range of different budgets.
We work with all the major office furniture designers and suppliers within the UK. This
includes Verco, Allermuir, Orangebox, Boss Design, Mobili and Vitra. Additionally,
thanks to the strong working relationships we have cultivated over the years, we can
provide advice regarding choosing the office furniture that is right for your business.
For example, one of our previous office furniture projects was a state of the art call
centre for Virgin Media, which their CEO commented “it's the best call centre I've even
been to, the transformation is amazing."