As 2017 gets underway how much thought into “how” you physically work have you considered? Any? Is there in fact a better way?
The answer is a big yes. And the science is now proven; sitting in your workspace for extended periods of time is simply not good for your health. Check out this brief video by Humanscale:
Not only is it recommended that you stand approximately 10-15 minutes every hour you spend in the office; but you actually burn about 340 calories additionally per day by standing for just 2 hours total. If you are a wine lover that good news!
Now, most of us are creatures of habit, but once you train yourself for this new habit, it is easy to do and quite enjoyable too. I have included a picture of my office at the top of this article, and yes, I am currently standing as I write this piece.
More importantly, we have empowered all of our office staff to select a sit/stand solution to assist their efforts to work in a healthier manner. And most have chosen to do so. I get the “cost” question often and here’s my answer to that. Sit Stand Solutions costs range from about $700 and up installed, but let’s use $1000 as a base for a pneumatic powered table. That will provide a high quality solution. Let’s project usage over 5 years (although product warranties are longer) and assume about 225 days a year for a typical office role. That works out to $0.89 cents per day per employee.
Hmmmm…. in an era where attracting talent and millennials is heating up, and when you take a quick look at your most valuable and costly resource in people, it seems to me to be a shockingly low price to add real “healthy” value to your team.
Not to mention the obvious productivity gains.
It is a new and better to work, and I love it. And I’d love to hear from you!
Happy New Year!