Does Having an Adjustable Height Desk Make that Much of a Difference?
1. Studies alone relating the use of standing desks to enhance your productivity are promising
A recent study on call center workers of a certain company revealed that productivity of employees using stand-capable workstations, including height adjustable desks, are higher by 45% versus those on traditional sitting desks. What's more is that those using the innovative desks had significantly increased their output from around 23% in the first 30 days to approximately 53% in the succeeding 6 months. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your tasks and how you measure your output. Yet one thing is certain, the results of the study are indeed promising.
2. An adjustable desk helps prevent a sedentary lifestyle and is beneficial to your well-being
Despite spending an hour or two a day in the gym, you are still living an inactive lifestyle if you are sitting around 8 hours daily while working. A height adjustable standing desk will let you alternate between sitting and standing, and thus, will give your body much needed stretching and activity throughout your day. It can't be emphasized enough how much prolonged sitting can promote a range of killer diseases including heart problems.
Reduces any form of absenteeism
4. Improves your concentration
Employees at a Latvia-based startup incubator ( Source) tested the effects of standing desks and revealed that they can focus more on completing their tasks at hand. This is because they will feel a sense of urgency to finish their job so that they can enjoy a quick sitting break.