The new value that the workplace will assume after the corona virus emergency will be that of a safe, healthy and pleasant place that take care of people, offers serenity and is attentive to the wellbeing of employees.
Actually, the sit-stand desk will be a new must thanks to the benefits it offers both employees and employers, as shown by the studies conducted by Linak.
The return to work must take into account health provisions and social distancing, but also new behaviors and forms of anxiety that we will inevitably bring with us for a long time, even after the acute phase of the pandemic.
The forced remote working due to the containment of the corona virus represents a great general test. Companies have discovered they can operate in smart working and this will lead to an acceleration; home workers appreciated the freedom to be able to freely manage working time, but suffered the condition of working on improvised not ergonomic workstations.
The sense of the workplace – and its value – will be measurable in the perception of satisfaction, serenity, wellbeing in the broadest sense that it will offer people.
After testing the discomfort of working at the dining table, employees will appreciate even more the comfort of a sit-stand workstation which also adds the possibility of healthy movement to the ergonomic performance.
The evidence of these advantages are reported in some studies conducted by Linak, a multinational company leader in the production of electric linear actuators for sit-stand desks.
Actually, several studies show that breaking up physical inactive periods will help minimise their negative health effects.
Electric sit-stand desks bring movement in the office, and this is what it is all about. As it is neither healthy to stand nor to sit all day, the ideal situation is to switch between standing and sitting and to move around as much as possible throughout the day.
In fact, experts claim that the ideal sit-stand balance for every 30 minutes is to:
- Stand for eight minutes
- Move/stretch for two minutes
- Sit in neutral positions for 20 minutes
Choose a desk system designed to help office workers stay active
Changing habits is not an easy task. But there are ways to help develop healthy habits. To support office workers, Linak made an extra effort to design user-friendly office desk systems and motivating desk accessories.
Desk Panels with integrated sit-stand reminders
The most visible part of a sit-stand desk is the desk panel. If a desk is easy to control, changing postures during the day becomes an easier task. Most desk panels include memory position functions, allowing users to store their favourite desk heights, and making it easier to switch between their preferred sit and stand position.
For intuitive desk handling, Linak designed the Desk Panel DPG series.
It is designed for operating without the use of buttons.
Advanced models include sit-stand reminder functions via an integrated LED diode / light strip – its colour indicating to the user when it is time to stand up.
Personal sit-stand statistics and tracking via mobile devices
Most desk systems also allow users to receive sit-stand reminder notifications and to follow his/her personal statistics via their mobile device, using the free Desk Control™ App.
It works via Bluetooth® wireless technology and is available for Android and iOS devices.