Unite Memory Standing Desk

Unite Memory Sit/Stand Desk

Standing Desks: The Future of Work Productivity

As an employer or department head, you’re looking to improve your employees’ satisfaction and work performance. As an employee, you’re wanting to bolster your productivity and motivation.

The solution to these is, of course, the standing desk.

Regardless of whether you’re an employee or employer, having a standing desk at home or in the workplace offers a range of advantages, and can particularly boost productivity levels and even improve your health.

What is a Standing Desk?

Unite Contract Standing Desk

Unite Contract Sit Stand Desk

If you are wondering what a standing desk is, let’s break it down. A standing desk, as the name suggests, is a desk that allows its user to stand when using it. As a result, you will find that the height of a standing desk is taller than a standard desk to accommodate its standing feature.

You may also find a sit/stand desk useful, which is a desk that can convert between sitting and standing. These types of desks can offer greater flexibility when it comes to performing certain tasks, as well as being better for your overall health, because remaining sedentary for long periods has been proven to be detrimental to a person’s health.

Sit/stand desks are often controlled electronically, making them a more expensive option compared to standard office desks. However, you should not make the mistake of overlooking their benefits, especially in terms of health and productivity.

Back Pain

Back & Shoulder Pain

Sitting vs Standing

Conventional office desks have a prime disadvantage - improper posture and positioning. For those who may sit at a desk for a long amount of time, it is possible that they might develop musculoskeletal disorders, or other injuries, because of poor posture and excessive sitting.

Whilst some may believe that these health issues are offset by regular exercise, sitting at a desk for more than 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, can be detrimental to your health, regardless of how much exercise you do.

In addition to this, estimates have indicated that employee absenteeism due to work related back pain costs British businesses £5 billion per annum, losing 4.9 million days. This shows the importance of improving the employee experience when it comes to desk work, especially as it affects not only the employees themselves, but can also negatively impact the business in general.

Standing Desks and Productivity

Standing Desks Promote Better Health & Productivity

Sit/Stand Desks Promote Productivity

Standing desks empower employees to spend less time sitting during their work day, in turn leading to improved engagement and productivity compared to those using traditional office desks with no standing feature.

You can expect reduced back and shoulder pain, and even lower your risk of weight gain and blood sugar levels. Sitting at a desk all day can become tiring, so breaking up periods of sitting by being able to stand and still work at the same time can help with increasing concentration and motivation, resulting in better work performance, that contributes to the overall success of the business.

The standing desk and its increasing popularity has helped to establish it as the future of work productivity - be it at the office or at home.

Andrews Office Furniture provides a wide range of sit/stand desks and other office-appropriate furniture that can help boost productivity in the workplace. Call 0800 102 6893, or email [email protected], for more information.