How to Choose a Standing Desk That’s Right for You
For most employees, your desk is a daily home base for meetings, focused work time and sometimes socializing. Considering you probably spend more than eight hours a day at your desk, it’s important to find a desk that fits you.
The right desk depends on each person’s workspace and body type, but one thing is universal—it should add movement and comfort. Sit-stand workstations bring ergonomics into the equation to create a comfortable space that helps maintain your health, focus and productivity.
With lots of sit-stand desks on the market, how do you decide?
- Evaluate your space. Consider how much room you can dedicate. If space is a concern, prioritize a deeper desk rather than a wider desk to keep all your desk essentials within arm’s reach. Shallow desks place your monitor too close to your face, which can cause eyestrain and bad posture.
- Full desk or desk converter? Choosing a full sit-stand desk or a converter depends on your preference. If you have a sturdy desk, a sit-stand desk converter will be a more sustainable choice since it sits on top of your current desk. A full desk gives you more surface area while standing but is often more expensive and takes up more space.
- Look for quality: A sturdy desk is the foundation of your workspace. It’s an important and often overlooked quality when customizing a working environment. You don’t want to watch your screen bounce every time you type. A stable sit-stand desk uses professional-grade materials and undergoes quality testing to ensure it’s stable after being adjusted throughout the day.
If there’s one thing to take away, make sure the desk you choose fits you and helps you work more comfortably.
Interested in learning more about sit-stand workstations? Here are two of our favorites:
LearnFit Mobile Desk
Information in this article was provided by our partners at Ergotron.