Thursday, October 3, 2013

Standing - The 1% Edge for Productivity

Ever considered the benefits of standing while working.  I am sitting more these days and it's something I want to consider in the work structure - production of my day.  When researching this concept, I can across this article and here are a few of the items of interest I discovered: 

1). Google offers standing desks as part of its employee-wellness program. That means that any employee looking out for his or her health can choose to work at a standing desk. (Some companies, by contrast, only offer them if a doctor writes a note saying it's medically necessary for a specific condition.)

2). Facebook has more than 250 employees using standing desks, as employees have been asking for them after medical reports described the health concerns of sitting for extended periods. Facebook has said that standing tables keep the energy level high in the office. 

3). FF Venture Capital found that standing leads to more actively sharing ideas, which is why the firm outfitted its meeting rooms with standing desks.

The concept of the standing desk during your work was put to the test in Silicon Valley and the conclusion? "The grand conclusion: Compared to a period of time when a person was not using the standing desk, we found that standing led to up to 10% more productivity."

I decided I am going to incorporate standing in my day.  I'll be reporting on the results. For now enjoy the complete reporting/article here - source link

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