Find Out Who Uses Standing Desks

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Find Out Who Uses Standing Desks

The Silicon Valley – the nickname for a region in the San Francisco Bay area of California – has paved the way for other companies to employ standing desks in their day-to-day business actions.

This revolution began when employees at big organisations like Facebook and Google started blogging about their standing desk procedures.

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The Silicon Valley is nicknamed so because of the many high-tech, innovative businesses in the region.

 

Yes, it may have started out as a trend and a bit of a “talking point”, but make no mistake, the benefits associated with standing desks goes beyond a little bit of publicity online and a few stares in the office for the first couple of days.

The following companies are some of the biggest in the world, and they’ve employed standing desks for the well-being and health of their staff.

 

Facebook:

Facebook reports more than 250 employees are using standing desks after workers raised their concerns about the health risks of sitting, and the desires to try out standing desks. The result is feeling more comfortable and having more energy.

Groupon:

Former Groupon employee Joel Hadley traded in his sitting desk for standing, and sits only when he feels he’s earned it. He doesn’t have the urge to return to his chair, and considers himself more alert during his work day.

AOL:

Staff interest and desire for standing desks continuously increased as curiosity mounted in AOL’s campus in Dulles, Virginia. It’s reported that around 10 per cent of staff are using standing desks.

The National Institute of Health:

Employers at NIH have offered their employees both standing and treadmill desks to combat health risks associated with prolonged periods of sitting.

Other big businesses that have adopted standing desks into their everyday routines include Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Google, Twitter, and even the FBI!

Where can you use a standing desk?

Anywhere you can use a sitting desk! Between seven hours of sleeping, the car commute to and from work, eight hours of sitting at your job (don’t those hours just drag on?), and television and laptop time in the evening, sitting times could total 18 hours per day!

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Is this your view for most of the evening?

The key here is to break up this sitting time, and a standing desk is the perfect solution. Regardless of whether you’re in an office or if you work from home, a standing desk is an unobtrusive way to drastically reduce your sitting time and improve your health.

The office and home, however, aren’t the only places standing desks are being integrated …

Schools:

Mont Albert Primary School, in Melbourne, Victoria, became the world’s first school to trade regular seated desks for standing desks.

In October last year, grade six students became the first in the world to become part of a trial program that aims to identify whether decreased sitting time results in improved health, memory, fitness and learning.

By the way, some of these global companies offered their employees standing desks because of high employee demand – don’t be afraid to speak up to your boss! Inform them of the risks associated with sedentary sitting and the benefits of standing desks.

Contact an Ergomotion expert today or view our desks.


Google Reviews

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Google Reviews

Joshua Brown 01/07/22

Google
Guy was just a pleasure to deal with. Excellent knowledge and advice which followed through to excellent after sales. The e-desk is very sturdy, easy to use and looks great. Great job Guy and thank you

Simona Scarparo 19/06/22

Google
I love my Ergomotion stand up desk! It is easy to set up and is made of quality materials. However, the best part of the purchase was the excellent customer service I received. Guy (the owner) came out in the pouring rain to measure the boot of my car to make sure I could pick the desk up (fully assembled) and it would fit. I ordered the desk on a Monday and it was ready by Tuesday morning. He helped loading the desk in my car, removed a leg so that it could fit and explained how to put the leg back in, which was very straightforward and did not need any tools. If you are considering buying a stand up desk, I would definitely recommend Ergomotion.

Sue Fraser 14/06/22

Google
Guy was lovely to deal with. He was prompt and courteous in all his communication. He was happy for us to look at the desk before purchase. Once ordered, the desk arrived so quickly. Guy set it all up and we are extremely happy with the product. Thanks Guy for your great service and care.

Alex He 10/06/22

Google
Decided to board the hype train and get a sit-stand desk. I have chosen Ergomotion mainly because
a. They use high-quality Linak motor instead of copycats like Jiecang
b. They are a local company based in Melbourne
Pre-sale communications with them were great. They replied my inquiries in a timely matter with informative details. Delivery was hassle-free. The removalists are extremely friendly and helped me take the desk to my apartment unit, even to the room I want to put it.
The desk looks awesome and the motor is very smooth. I'm very happy with my purchase. Definitely recommend them to anyone who looks for a sit-stand desk.

Michael Carey 04/06/22

Google
I went to Ergomotion for a standing desk and am very happy with my purchase. Guy is fantastic and goes above and beyond, he helped me find the most cost effective solution for my needs. Guy even pointed out that I could reuse my existing desk top which saved me a bit of money.

Claire Manning 30/05/22

Google
This desk has changed my (work) life. Completely customised to the space and a fabulous orange laminate to add some brightness and energy in my home office. And plenty of room for my dog to curl up in bed underneath. Solid construction and super easy to put together (with an extra pair of hands) and all made in Australia. So happy with it!

Nick Richards 20/05/22

Google
A friend referred me to Ergomotion after I had done a lot of research on standing desks online. Guy happened to be local to me and he was very professional to deal with, I had a look at his demo desks and bought one on the spot. The product has been great, very sturdy, well made and at a good price - I would thoroughly recommend Ergomotion.

Nancy Tseng 22/04/22

Google
I would highly recommend this electric desk to all ages, the the best decision I’ve made for my sons study table. The service was excellent, prompt in responses and on time schedule with the delivery time. The removalists were very careful bringing into our study room on the second level.
Very happy with the purchase!!

Farhin C 12/04/22

Google
Amazing e-desk - sturdy, spacious and great quality wood. It fits well into the home office. Assembling it was mostly straightforward with the video! Thanks Guy

Nick G 11/04/22

Google
I'm only just reading all the Google Reviews now, just before writing this, after having purchased and built a desk; and this is basically going to be saying the same thing as all the others, the owner, Guy, is absolutely great and so are the desks. There's a reason why all the reviews are genuine 5 stars. I had been doing research on numerous sit/stand desks and the manufactures of the frames/motors that go into them. I wanted a good quality and reliable setup so I decided to something that utilised Linak (manufacturer) hardware and so I set out trying to find a sit/stand desk that used them. As I was after something specific, I contacted a number businesses before placing an order so that I understood exactly what it was I was purchasing. Unfortunately most of those other businesses seemed more interested in B2B, and a couple didn't even bother responding. I had even gone so far as to contact a business in Canada, who eagerly could supply everything, but unfortunately not for running on 240v. I almost gave up and was just about to head to Ikea. Then I came across Ergomotion. I shot through an email with some questions about their Edesk, and I got a clear informative response within hours. The owner, Guy, kindly followed up, answered further questions, and was also able to order extra parts from Linak on request. To ensure I had all the information I needed before placing an order, he even went so far as to warn me of a slight upcoming price increase. Guy knows his products, knows it in great detail and has a wealth of helpful knowledge.
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