I’ve officially made the switch to a standing work environment while onsite with my clients. If you’ve considered a standing work environment, hopefully some of my feedback and experiences will guide you along the path.
Do you ever sit down?
Yes. During meetings and definitely during lunch. I’ve always treated lunches as something to do while working, checking emails etc.
Now I view lunch as a true break.
Do your feet hurt?
At first, yes they do. The very first day, I removed my dress shoes and worked standing with my socks on for the entire day.
Are you More Productive?
Yes! Since standing for long periods of time is generally uncomfortable, I am less likely to drift away from tasks during peak work hours. I quickly associated standing with working, so now my focus is razor sharp.
Standing Desk Essentials
A soft gel mat (or memory foam)
Special thanks to LaptopTripods.com and Ted Calhoon for inspiring this shift in office productivity.
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