Sit-stand desks have been hailed as the answer to back and neck pain at work, but what is the evidence that they are effective? This article from Personnel Today explores the hotly contested topic of sit stand, with comments from Colin Stuart on the matter.
“You don’t need a fancy desk to get your people to move about more, nor do you need any diktats from H
Q telling them off for sitting and building up staff resentment as a result. Employers should be looking at simple and inexpensive adjustments to office design, not great heavy pieces of kit, which in some cases are too big and expensive to be a practical solution.
By encouraging telephone conversations or video conferences to take place on foot, by offering sit stand desks, breakout spaces, privacy pods and quiet zones, workers will automatically move, stand and be more active without having to be told.”
Read the full article here.
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