09 Feb Why Your Business Needs Sit Stand Desks
Your business needs sit stand desks. I wholeheartedly believe that statement, but I understand many of you may need more justification. There are numerous reasons including showing your business as an innovating leader, taking care of your employees and boosting team productivity as well as profits.
Read on to learn more.
Showcase Your Company and Join the Ergonomic Revolution
A workspace tells the world what a business is and what it stands for. It’s important to make sure your business environment tells customers and employees that you are passionate about your mission and your employees.
Incorporating sit stand desks and ergonomic accessories goes a long way in this mission while also showing that your business is innovative and cares about its team.
Employees are Your Most Valuable Resource
Employees are your business’s most valuable resource. Without them, your business wouldn’t exist. In today’s competitive market, employees are quick to jump from job to job in pursuit of better working conditions.
A healthy, ergonomic workplace that incorporates adjustable-height desks isn’t the only thing you can do to keep your team happy and healthy, but it certainly does show them you care.
Why you might ask? Research has shown that our bodies aren’t designed to sit all day, but between working, driving and entertainment, we sit for 7-15 hours per day. Research has gone further to postulate that prolonged sitting increases the chance for many health risks including:
- Weight gain and obesity
- Upper back and neck pain
- Depression and low energy
- Heart disease
By providing sit-stand desks to your employees, you’re effectively helping your employees reduce their risks for all of these health risks, thus, showing them you care.
Stand Up to a Culture of Sitting!
Sit stand desks with ergonomic accessories provide the perfect balance between standing and sitting. Height -adjustable standing desks give you and your employees freedom and choice.
You may think to yourself, “I exercise several times a week. That takes care of the issue of sitting all day!” Don’t be fooled- going to the gym and other exercise programs are not able to erase the lasting effects caused by sitting.
You have to incorporate standing and moving into your everyday life. If you do, you’ll be in good company. Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci and Winston Churchill all had standing desks.
Healthy, Happy Employees Increase Profit and Productivity
Employee time off and turnover can cost businesses billions of dollars per year. Show your employees you value them and that you’re committed to reducing stress to keep them in the office and at peak productivity.
Embracing a healthy, forward-thinking business model has been proven to:
- Attract top talent
- Retain your most valued employees
Employees are looking for balance in their lives. Millennials in particular want a life-work integration and value health, flexibility and fun. Sit-stand desks and other ergonomic products lets your employees know you care and are innovative.
Cost Versus Value
The short- term cost of sit-stand desks and accessories will be returned in full by their long-term value in increasing your business’ productivity and profit.
A proactive ergonomics program is a proven cost-effective way to improve performance.
Research has shown that an ergonomic, healthy environment reduces:
- Sick days
- Days off
- Workplace injuries
- Workers Compensation Claims
Tip: Check with your insurance company to see how to use wellness credits toward your purchase.
Let Us Help
Our Certified Ergonomic Evaluator can evaluate your office and recommend an individualized, personal plan including adjustable-height desks, to create a healthy, ergonomic office within your budget.
Whether you redesigning your office, relocating or simply want to upgrade, let us help so you can add the right sit stand desks and accessories for your needs.
We at Cubicle By Design will take care of the entire process and make the installation and transition positive and seamless. We will do the work so you can do what you do best- run your own company.