Sit or stand desks: What are the pros and cons?

When it comes to choosing office furniture for you and your employees, you’re going to be faced with one significant choice: traditional sitting desks or modern sit to stand desks. Both of these options have their pros and cons for employee health, comfort and productivity, and it’s important to evaluate them fully before making your decision.

The benefits and drawbacks of sitting desks

Traditional desks offer several benefits for employees. They are ideal for intense, repetitive work where focus is required and tasks are longer. They are also more affordable and often easier to install into your current workspace layout.

Unfortunately, they also have their drawbacks. Sitting for long hours in a static position is not good for a person’s overall health and can result in poor posture, back pain and shoulder pain. Too much sitting has also been linked to increased heart failure and disability risks, and even to a reduced life expectancy.

How do standing desks measure up?

These provide an alternative to sitting desks, especially where jobs require the assembly or repair of products, where employees need to move around frequently, and where the work surface required is larger (as standing significantly increases reach). They reduce risks of bad posture, back and neck pain, and standing keeps your resting heart rate a bit higher, helping you to stay alert and focused.

Although these seem to solve the issues related to sitting desks, standing desks come with their own cons. If you’re unused to standing for long periods of time, you can experience leg and foot pain, and there is a lot more pressure on your knees. They can also be less comfortable for longer, computer-based tasks.

Choose the best desks for your workforce

Clearly, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to choosing desks for your employees, and the right desk for your company depends on your employee preferences and the type of work they do. It’s best to speak to an experienced office furniture supplier to ensure that you get a value-for-money solution.

At BE Furniture, we’re more than just a supplier of contemporary office furniture and interiors – we’re a partner who goes the extra mile to supply your company with the ideal space to help your business operate with optimal efficiency. As a full-service furniture dealer, we can supply you with a wide range of value-added and environmentally-sensitive products as well as plan and fit out your office remodel. We can supply you with:

• Sit stand desks
• Adjustable height desks
• Standing office desks
• Ergonomic desks
• And much more.

For more information on our products and services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/.

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