Many employees who work in office environments spend the majority of their days sitting at a desk. Numerous studies have shown this to be detrimental – not only to the employee’s health, but to the employer’s bottom line (as added healthcare costs of a sedentary lifestyle can add up). In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for making your workplace more active.
Try Sit-to-Stand Work Stations
Adjustable sit-to-stand work stations are a great way to encourage employees to stand part of or all of the workday. These adjustable stations don’t require an employee to stand all day – they can sit all day if they so choose – but it gives them the option. Even if they only stand for one hour each day, that’s better than sitting all day, every day.
Increase Daylight in the Office
Exposure to daylight can have a significant impact on an employee’s energy level and overall demeanor. Regular access to daylight can also improve sleeping patterns. Where you can, increase the amount of daylight in your office.
Position Work Spaces Away from Facilities
Positioning work spaces away from restrooms, break rooms, and other facilities is a great way to get employees to get up and walk around several times throughout the day.
Distinctive Offices in New York
At Distinctive Offices, we work with clients in numerous industries, helping refresh their occupied office space while saving time and money. Using our Rapid Facelift Process, we can be in and out of your office over the weekend, and you can return to a brand new office first thing on Monday. This allows you to avoid any downtime to billable hours. Contact us at Distinctive Offices today to chat about your next office refresh, or come visit our NYC showroom to get some new ideas.