For those with sedentary jobs, the best way to improve health, productivity and well being is to use a standing work desk. Some of the biggest organizations in the world have adopted standing desks and it has not only made a difference to the health of employees but has also improved their concentration and productivity to a significant extent. Standing desks originated in the 1700s and have gone through a transformation over the years. They remain an important piece of furniture across many organizations as well as at home offices. Because of the health benefits and the convenience they provide, standing desks have remained in demand for a long time now. Standing desks are not new phenomena, they were used by great people in the past.
The founder and CEO of Dell Technologies has spoken about the benefits of a standing desk and he has used it for a long time. In an interview in 1999, Micheal Dell stated that the standing desk was his secret to success. He stated that he does all his work standing and his office only had chairs for visitors.
Biggest war-time leaders, Winston Churchill was an accomplished historian, artist, and writer. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who led Britain to victory in the Second World War also used a standing desk at his office.
Known for the famous Marvel Comics’, Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, publisher, and producer. One of the greatest writers of all times used standing work desk and it clearly had a positive impact on his creativity, productivity, and health.
The 16th President of the United States and a highly successful lawyer, Abraham Lincoln used a standing desk. It also shows that standing work desks were in existence and highly used during the 1800s.
A working habit Ernest Hemingway had from the beginning was to stand and write. He used to stand in front of the typewriter with the reading board chest-high opposite him. Apparently, he did his best writing standing up.
These are only five of the greatest people who used standing work desks. Their names have gone down in history as one of the best during the era. Whether it is a politician, a writer or a lawyer, the one thing they had in common was the preference for standing desks.
Although standing desks have gained popularity over the years, many are not aware of the health benefits it can have. Some organizations have made the right move and replaced chairs with standing desks and it has clearly helped their employees. It clearly improves productivity and enhances creativity. Irrespective of the size and type of organization you own, standing desks will have long-term benefits for the employees and for the business. It is a one-time investment for better health and better productivity of the employees.
When these noble figures choose to stand instead of being seated on their desks, what are you waiting for?