Arianna Huffington is the brilliant mind behind the wildly successful online news site and blog called the Huffington Post, a site that launched in 2005 and sold for $315 million dollars merely six years later. But what correlation could Arianna, one of the most influential people in media, have with TrueNorth standing desks?
A Health Crisis
Two years after Arianna launched her site, she had a significant medical scare where she collapsed in her office from exhaustion. In the process, she broke her cheekbone and had to receive stitches around her right eye. Arianna describes the experience as a wakeup call.
Arianna had been pulling many long hours and sleepless nights, basically “burning the candle at both ends” as she calls it. She wasn’t maintaining any sort of work/life balance because she was so dedicated to the success of her business. But her body couldn’t keep functioning at the capacity and decided—for itself—that it needed a break.
Arianna’s experience should serve as a reminder for companies that employees operate at a better capacity if they are able to focus on their mental and physical health and wellbeing. If you work your employees around the clock, you may get a higher output rate, but those employees can only keep that up for so long. Eventually they will experience the inevitable burnout.
Here’s where we come in. At TrueNorth, our line of standup desks is the perfect way to show your employees that you encourage a healthy work/life balance. Studies show that sitting all day with is terrible for your health. But our height adjustable desks allow you to transition from sitting to standing throughout the day. With a TrueNorth standing desk, you can lower your risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Don’t Have Your Own Wakeup Call
Since Arianna’s experience, she’s become a huge advocate for self-health. She’s begun placing importance on other things beside work performance, like staying active or spending time with family. She values the time she spends away from work. And as a result, she’s begun to reexamine the definition of success.
Many people might describe success as acquiring money, power and recognition. But Arianna, who has all three, raises the question, “If you end up lying in a pool of your own blood in your office, is that truly the meaning of success?” She thinks not.
Start your employees down the real road of success by equipping them with TrueNorth standup desks. Our line of ergonomic office desks will improve the health of your employees and help them place value on their own wellbeing, making them better employees in the process. Request a brochure today to learn more about the benefits of motorized standing desks.