When a company purchases height adjustable desks for the office, they are making a decision that benefits everyone. Standing desks satisfy the needs of employees who are looking to have a more flexible work environment and develop a healthier lifestyle. And when employees are getting their needs met, the collective whole succeeds as a result.
Here are a few specific ways that companies benefit from an office filled with standing desks:
Enhances Creativity and Collaboration
Work environments are migrating away from the tradition cubicle and toward a more open office space. Studies have found that breaking down the walls of a cubicle helps facilitate conversation and collaboration. A standing office desk goes a step further. Employees are able to transition seamlessly from sitting to standing, and that change allows for more creativity. When employees are standing as opposed to sitting, it encourages them to move throughout the office since they are already on their feet. When that happens, it means more communication and exchanging of ideas between co-workers, which is one of the biggest contributors to a company’s success.
Encourages a Healthier Lifestyle
Companies have a vested interest in keeping their employees fit, healthy and happy. When employees use standing workstations, they decrease their risk of becoming obese and developing other life-threatening diseases. They also burn an average of 50 more calories every hour. Healthy employees typically don’t have to take as many sick days and have fewer doctor visits, which means less time out of the office. They also tend to be more motivated, more focused and alert during work, and have generally more positive attitudes.
Appeals to New Hires
A company that offers height adjustable desks will attract better, younger and more sought after talent to fill new jobs, benefiting not only the company but also the employees already working there. Companies like Google are gaining national attention for their innovative and employee-minded work environments. This has set a new standard for the ideal workspace, and employees have begun to factor in a company’s work environment when choosing whether to accept a job offer. If companies want to continue to attract the best talent, they need to create a space that employees would love to work in every day. When hiring managers are able to show job candidates that the office is equipped with motorized standing desks, they are showing that they care about their employees’ well-being. This alone could be the deciding factor on whether someone decides to take a job.
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