Some organisations view furniture as a thing to hold paper off the floor, but other organisations see furniture as a strategic investment.
We’ve been producing sit-stand workstations for over 25 years, so Kinnarps has always had a culture of looking at the person in the office and what the furniture is there for - it’s built to free you from the sedentary position of a desk.
It allows for a far more efficient working environment, so people are more dynamic, and they are more energised in the workplace.
The essence of good ergonomics is to vary your posture on a regular basis. Standing at that elevated position gives you confidence, it increases your blood circulation, and you’ll breathe better.
There will come a time when a sedentary seated working environment will be deemed completely unhealthy. The thing that people need to remember is that it’s not an on-trend product that we’ve just suddenly developed to address a gap in the market, it’s something we’ve been working on for a long, long time.
The interesting thing is if you want to remain competitive, and you want to recruit and particularly retain the best talent, you’re going to have to start thinking about this stuff. People say sit-stand is a fad, it’s expensive and it’s messy. It’s not a fad - well-being is very important in today’s culture; it’s so affordable that you can roll it out to everybody; and it doesn’t need to be messy - you have a clear desk policy, so why not have a level desk policy?
If you give sit-stand working a try, you will never want to go back.
The number of times we have people round the showroom who walk in and see we’ve got a sit-stand desk - someone will push the button, and they just go WOW!