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Why are Height Adjustable Desks So Popular?
Ergonomics? Flexibility? All of the Above
In the world of office furniture, height-adjustable desks are becoming increasingly popular options. In fact, they are often offered by facilities as a prime alternative to standard desks in the corporate world. In the startup realm, they’re often a first choice for many, particularly in the tech world. So why are height-adjustable desks — also known as sit-stand desks — so popular? There’s no secret to it, in many cases it’s as simple as giving someone both what they want and what they need.
Standard cubicle desks are pretty limited. They come at a set height and everything else needs to adjust around it. The problem with that is that sound ergonomics often means being able to adjust everything so that all positions and angles feel as natural as possible. And since every person is individually unique, it’s hard to achieve that when the primary piece of equipment is a set height and width. Sometimes these will be augmented by keyboard trays and monitor stands, but a sit-stand desk provides a much more sensible alternative. With a sit-stand desk, the height is adjustable, so an employee can sit more comfortably, conforming to his or her individual ergonomic needs.
Sometimes you feel like sitting. Sometimes you feel like standing. For ergonomic purposes, you may even have an alternate chair. In a standard cubicle desk, it’s difficult to accommodate all of these items. However, a height-adjustable desk delivers all of these options. With a height-adjustable desk, a person can theoretically go from sitting in a primary chair to standing for an hour to sitting in an alternate chair, all in the same workday. This maximizes ergonomics, which in turn maximizes employee satisfaction.
When people are sedentary, their circulation slows down and they burn fewer calories. Those often lead to feelings of sluggishness, especially after eating lunch while the body is using energy to digest food. However, standing creates a more active position. Not only does this feel better for many people’s posture and back, this also promotes a greater sense of energy and mental awareness. This ultimately leads to a higher work output and a greater sense of productivity — and in many cases, just a better overall day for the employee.
Beyond Height-Adjustable Desks
Height-adjustable desks are a good idea for almost every office worker, but what if you need something even more flexible? This can apply if you have requirements such as multiple monitors, multiple interface devices, or specialized equipment. In cases like these, Omnirax offers office furniture that deliver collaborative ergonomics. Contact Omnirax today for your free initial consultation to see you can revamp your space with affordable custom office furniture.Topics: Office