Saturday July 16, 2016

The Truth About Standing Desks And Productivity

How many of you have standing desks at work and put them to extensive use? Do you actually feel healthier working while standing, and has it improved your productivity? This article suggests they are kind of overrated.

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There is no current consensus on sit-stand desks and productivity. Callaghan and a coauthor analyzed eight studies that looked at whether adjustable height desks affect productivity. Three of the studies showed an increase in productivity, four of them showed no effect at all, and one reported mixed results. An even more recent review of studies from this year found that sit-stand desks had "no considerable effect" on performance. They also didn't significantly affect the amount of sick time employees took, which is often included in productivity measures.