October 24, 2016

4 Creative Ways to Encourage Standing Desks

by TrueNorth Desks

true-north-standing-desks-beat-afternoon-slumpIn every workplace exists the strict traditionalist. The person who has worked in the office for many years, and is happy with the way things are run and sees no need to change protocol. As more and more office employees are making the switch to standing desks, this traditionalist might resist at times. If the traditionalist is an office manager or is in charge of purchasing, this could be a real problem for the office majority that is looking to make the switch to sit to stand desks. Here are 4 Creative Ways to Encourage a healthier office lifestyle:

Incentivize the Perk

Generate some sort of goal in your office, with standing desks as the prize. If a certain number of leads are secured, then the sales team invests in ergonomic office furniture. If the design team can successfully take on a few new clients, then management can invest in some of the standing desks available through TrueNorth. Consider generating some friendly competition amongst workplace personnel. This means more overall revenue and business for the company, while investing in your employee’s health and well-being.

Field Trip

Take advantage of the current popularity of sit to stand desks, and find ways to see them in action. Visit nearby workplaces that utilize standing desks to offer opportunity to try out styles and functionality. This way, employees can test out the height, ease of use, and comfort that are found in TrueNorth standing desks. Or, contact us about our series of standing desks and speak with one of our professionals about what would be the best fit for you.

Check Insurance

There is a chance that your insurance provider might subsidize the cost of standing desks in the office. This would mean minimal cost for your employer, while still making them available to all or most employees. Many insurance companies recognize the numerous health benefits that come with motorized standing desks, and they are eager to find ways to support employees looking to make the switch. Here are a few things for you and your office to know before transitioning to motorized standing desks.

Outside the Box

If you already are using your standing office desks, make sure that you have it organized and decorated in a way that shows your individuality and motivation for your work. If your co-workers are struggling to get on board, give them a reason to make the switch! Once you start advocating for standing desks, it won’t be too difficult to get your co-workers, especially those in the tech and creative fields, on your side.

At TrueNorth, we understand that it takes time and resources to implement any sort of workplace change. However, transitioning from sit to stand desks has never been easier than with TrueNorth’s clear, concise customer service and support. Contact us today to learn more about how to encourage your workplace community to make the switch to standing desks.

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