Embracing the WFH Christmas: Your Guide to a Healthy and Festive Virtual Workplace

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Embracing the WFH Christmas: Your Guide to a Healthy and Festive Virtual Workplace

As the season of festivity dawns upon us, one cannot help but notice the change in the way we celebrate, especially within the workplace. The traditional office Christmas party, once a staple of the workplace calendar, is experiencing a notable decline. With the evolution of work-from-home arrangements, many may find themselves missing the camaraderie and cheer that these gatherings brought. Yet, this doesn’t mean the end of celebrations or the importance of a thriving and healthy work culture – it only signals a shift in how we approach them.

For those yearning for the days of the office party but adapting to the WFH model, it’s vital to look for alternative ways to foster team spirit and maintain wellness. A good starting point? Reinventing your workspace with the best sit stand desk or an electric height adjustable standing desk to ensure productivity is coupled with health benefits.

While the allure of free booze and snacks may be left behind in deserted office corridors, there is still much to be said about the health benefits of an electric stand up desk. From reducing back pain to improving posture and circulation, these tools are essential for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle while embracing the flexibility of working from home.

Embracing the sit-stand culture isn’t just beneficial for your physical health, but it can also lead to increased collaboration and a renewed sense of team belonging – elements that we cherish from the office Christmas parties of yesteryear. The ability to adjust your work environment to suit personal comfort can stimulate a similar social interaction within your team, whether it’s through a quick standing meeting over a video call or a stretch session to break the ice.

Nevertheless, knowing how to choose the best standing desk can be a bit of a puzzle. Look for desks that are customizable to different body types, easy to adjust, and that have a range of height settings to cater to both sitting and standing needs. An electric height adjustable standing desk with preset height options can make transitions swift and effortless, ensuring you remain focused on your work rather than fiddling with your furniture.

Speaking of furniture, a TV lift can add an extra dimension to your home office. Not only will it ergonomically optimize your viewing angles, but it can be a stylish way to hide your screens when not in use or during those much-needed work breaks. Balancing work and leisure seamlessly can help in keeping the Christmas spirit alive, even if it’s just you toasting to the end of the year.

In line with keeping strong and fit while working, consider integrating mini workouts into your daily routine. Desk-based exercises, standing stretches, or even yoga can be incorporated with ease if you have a stand-up desk environment. These sporadic bursts of activity are not only good for your body but also refresh your mind, giving you a productivity boost reminiscent of the energized feeling after a fun office Christmas party.

Encouraging the idea of community, even if virtually, could involve setting up a festive Zoom background or sending out surprise care packages to your peers. Why not schedule a virtual end-of-the-year party where everyone can share a drink and a laugh, standing desk in view, as a nod to the old office gatherings?

Adapting to change is as integral to business as it is to personal growth. Although we may no longer gather round the photocopy machine adorned with tinsel, we can still celebrate and stay healthy. The decline of office Christmas parties might unsettle some, but it opens doors to new traditions that prioritize our well-being and adapt to contemporary work setups. So, as you contemplate a more solitary cheers to the festive season, know that your sit stand desk isn’t just a piece of furniture – it’s a cornerstone of your new work-life balance and a testament to the resilience of workplace camaraderie, no matter the distance.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

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I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.