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Standing desks increased workers' productivity by 50%

patslatt

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See https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/standing-desks-boost-productivity-not-just-health-study-finds/2016/05/31/b7948390-2358-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

The huge productivity increase seems to be explained by increased fitness and health of workers who stand compared to those who sit at desks and by enjoyment of the freedom of movement.

Similar productivity increases should be obtainable in a great many deskbound jobs. That's good news for manufacturers of standing desks.

A notable historical figure who worked while standing was Prime Minister Winston Churchill who led the UK to victory in WW2. But there was more to the victory than just the desk!
 


dresden8

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See https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/standing-desks-boost-productivity-not-just-health-study-finds/2016/05/31/b7948390-2358-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

The huge productivity increase seems to be explained by increased fitness and health of workers who stand compared to those who sit at desks and by enjoyment of the freedom of movement.

Similar productivity increases should be obtainable in a great many deskbound jobs. That's good news for manufacturers of standing desks.

A notable historical figure who worked while standing was Prime Minister Winston Churchill who led the UK to victory in WW2. But there was more to the victory than just the desk!
Churchill was on his ear most of the time.
 

olli rehn

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See https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/standing-desks-boost-productivity-not-just-health-study-finds/2016/05/31/b7948390-2358-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

The huge productivity increase seems to be explained by increased fitness and health of workers who stand compared to those who sit at desks and by enjoyment of the freedom of movement.

Similar productivity increases should be obtainable in a great many deskbound jobs. That's good news for manufacturers of standing desks.

A notable historical figure who worked while standing was Prime Minister Winston Churchill who led the UK to victory in WW2. But there was more to the victory than just the desk!
All chairs or benches in the Dail should be removed at once...
 

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I will be moving offices soon (well next year) and the desks at the new place will be movable to the point that you can stand and work at your desk.

I have seen the demos and they look, well, interesting.

That said it is supposed to be better for the back too.
 

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I will be moving offices soon (well next year) and the desks at the new place will be movable to the point that you can stand and work at your desk.

I have seen the demos and they look, well, interesting.

That said it is supposed to be better for the back too.
You should lobby for pole hooks too, NYCKY...do wonders for your back.

 

JCR

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Hemmingway used to write his novels standing up and do any ordinary correspondence or other work related thins sitting down, basically when he needed to be productive he wouldn't sit down.

So its basically a case of yer nana being right: "would ya get up off yer arse and make yourself useful".
 

Ardillaun

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Must admit to some scepticism about this productivity increase. I'd say it depends on how good your musculoskeletal system is to start with. For the more decrepit amongst us, this malarkey might be a painful distraction.
 

Lúidín

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Mild physical stimulus also increases production, such as a light blow to the back of the head or a ruler across the knuckles.
 

derryman

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Productivity!
Shyt sure what doesn't get done today will get done tomorrow.
 


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