Standing desks are poised to become a foundational design element of today’s collaborative, open workspaces.
Today’s modern workplaces are going through a revolutionary change. Gone are your cubicles, replaced by workspaces with a more open floor plan that invites increased work agility. Conference meetings have become standing meetings around high desks, inviting more collaboration and open thinking. And, old bulky fixed desks are slowly being replaced by standing desks.
Why standing desks?
A standing desk is primarily characterized by being adjustable in height, so much so that it allows you to work seated or standing. This is where the standing desk gets its highest value—from its ability to allow individuals to move more throughout their work day.
Most standing desks are powered by a motor, and adjusting them from one height to another involves a simple press of a button. This engineering has allowed the desk to encourage more natural movement, an easy shift from sitting to standing and back as employees work throughout the day. This makes moving so much easier, allowing individuals to break their sedentary lifestyle at work.
What standing desks bring to every workplace
Is it time to consider investing in a standing desk in your workplace? It is! Check out the benefits that await you with a standing desk:
Physical benefits: Reduced back pain, lower chances of health risks
Studies have proven that too much sitting contributes to a wide range of health problems, from debilitating back pain to critical health conditions such as heart ailments. While exercise offers relief, the only real solution to these issues is natural movement.
This is the key offered by a standing desk. It allows you to naturally shift from sitting to standing at different times of the day, engaging your muscles and allowing a healthy flow of blood and oxygen to key organs and the different parts of your body that need them.
Mental and emotional benefits: Improved productivity, creativity, and overall well-being
Lethargy, sluggishness, a decline in productivity, or a general lack of interest in work and performance—all of these are correlated to a sedentary lifestyle. One effective way to “jumpstart” your system, create a shift in your mindset, is to keep moving. You do not only release endorphins with physical activity, but a healthy flow of blood and oxygen helps you stay alert, enthusiastic, and energetic, ready to take on anything the day will bring.
Practical cost benefits: Reduced healthcare spending and other cost savings
If you’re an employer, you understand the toll it takes on your business when employees are sick, absent, or unproductive, all of which are known effects of sedentary and unhealthy habits. Healthcare costs have been rising year after year, and it’s not easy on business owners when employees have to take a leave off from work to attend to their health conditions and recover from illness. The healthcare costs are passed on to the employer, and the employer likewise incurs additional loss from the productivity lost due to employee absence. And if employees have to leave the company due to illness, then you have additional spending on hiring and re-training of the replacement employees.
Health problems due to a sedentary lifestyle at work—nobody wins. Not the employer, and definitely not the employee. So how do you solve the problem? Well, this is where standing desks are making a revolution, creating healthier spaces and healthier individuals.
MotionGrey standing desk: An innovation every workplace needs
Most ergonomic spaces today have a standing desk at the core, paired with ergonomic chairs to give employees a complete lifestyle shift at work. The Motion Series standing desk has become a favorite. You will find this across different workplaces in Canada, as well as in many home offices.
At the core of every desk is a dual Bosch motors that powers it to ensure that it can handle a sufficient amount of weight while moving as fast as possible to make the experience of shifting from sitting to standing a comfortable and enjoyable one. It is made from three-segment steel frame, capable of serving different types of users. Paired with the frame is a high-quality table top that is not only functional but also stylish, able to complement different types of spaces.
If you’re still stuck with fixed desks, it’s time to change the game in your workplace, too. Invest in a standing desk and start the journey of converting your workplace into a healthier space that you will definitely enjoy working in.