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.


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Jill 24/07/21

Google
Great service, fantastic desk, making life so much easier. Thanks Guy.

Charles Anthony 20/07/21

Google
Absolutely amazing products and service. The build quality and finish of the desks more than justify the cost, while Guy's service and communication are icing on the cake. I did a heap of shopping around before buying and am so glad I went with Ergomotion for my home-office.

Bahriddin Abdiev 12/07/21

Google
One of my colleagues recommended this company and I bought eDesk with basic configurations except the desktop size (Elegant Oak 1500x750) before the end of financial year so I am using it for about 20 days. Overall experience is so far pretty good. Pros: + Solid timber frame and good quality top + Support via phone was great and honest. Guy suggested to go basic config when I asked his recommendation although he could try to sell me more expensive extras. + Assembling is super simple and took me less than an hour. + Guy emailed me yesterday asking if I am able to write review here. In exchange he offered... NOTHING. And that's right. Great products shouldn't need bribery IMHO. Concerns (not a con): - You can find similar products which costs less in OfficeWorks and other retailers. However as I was not sure about their quality, I chose this one.

Amal Sasi 17/07/21

Google
I was looking for an standing desk for my wife as she works from home most of the time, that's when we came across ergomotion. Guy was extremely helpful and walked us through the different products that he offered. The desk that we purchased has a great built quality and served the purpose. We will definitely recommend ergomotion and it's a good investment in a long term.

Max Finkel 12/07/21

Google
Very pleased with my desk and customer experience. Guy was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Would recommend.

All the Right Moves 09/07/21

Google
Guy from Ergomotion was a pleasure to deal with. I had a table made of 150 year old floorboards and wanted to keep it but being over 3 meters and very heavy most sit / standing desk businesses could not accommodate as was too difficult for them, or the price was not justifiable. When the frame arrived the quality was top notch and exceeded my very fussy expectations. Then Guy helped me program the automatic height settings and now I am crazy happy. I truly believe the workforce will be continuing to go in the direction of sit stand desks. Picture attached at standing height.

Katie Jamieson 08/07/21

Google
Fantastic service and Guy was super helpful. Desk is easy to use and great quality. I would definitely buy from Ergomotion again.

Debbie Dorfan 04/07/21

Google
Really pleased with my purchase. Received my desk 2 days after ordering it. Set up was simple as Guy ensured everything was aligned correctly. Aesthetically it looks great & is so easy to use that it is effortless to switch between sitting & standing. Fantastic service & product that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

Anjul Khera 02/07/21

Google
I was looking for a standing desk that was sturdy and didn’t make a lot of motorised noise when moving the table. Came across Ergomotion via google reviews and I’m glad I bought it from Guy at Ergomotion. It has been a week of using the table and I am loving it. Guy is super kind and accommodating. I ended up making a change at the very last minute and Guy was helpful in understanding my need for raising the request and helping me with a custom table size of 1200. Really happy with the purchase. And the icing on the cake is the table comes fully assembled.

Adam Deutsch 03/06/21

Google
Guy was incredibly helpful, patiently explaining to me all the sit/stand desk options available and advising which one would be best suited to my needs. This took a lot of stress out of the purchasing decision. In addition his post sale customer service is excellent! I am incredibly happy with the sit/stand desk and monitor arms. Thanks Guy for all your help. Work from home is now alot more enjoyable:)
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