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.
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