How to Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to Standing Desks

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Standing Desks are becoming a hot commodity in many office spaces these days. If your office isn’t up to date on this latest trend, chances are that your boss isn’t quite sure of the benefits. We’ve put together some ways that you can convince your boss to upgrade your workspace with a standing desk!


Do Your Research


Pretty much everyone in the working world understands that you can’t just come to your boss with an idea or proposal with nothing to back it up. They are going to want to know why you feel you need a standing desk, and what makes them so great anyway. It’s not only going to show your boss that you’re serious about the topic, but that you’ve done all the digging for him so he doesn’t have to waste his time researching. We suggest that you don’t start out by giving facts about all the features, but rather the benefits this has for the company as a whole. There are 3 major factors to focus on in order to impress your boss; Effect on Productivity, Financial Implication, and Employee Engagement.


Effect on Productivity


One of the main reasons professionals are gravitating towards standing desks is due to the fact that they increase overall productivity. There are tons of case studies out there that have proven that these desks not only increase productivity but increase creativity and idea sharing as well. A very well known venture capital firm outfitted its main meeting space with standing desks after finding that its employees would more actively share ideas while meeting at a standing desk.


You might want to let your boss know that all the big shots in Silicon Valley are using standing desks too! Facebook, Google, and Apple all report that a significant portion of their employees spends time at a standing desk throughout the day. And nearly every single one of those employees reports feeling more energetic throughout the day because of it. I mean, who doesn’t want to be in the same category as those companies?


Financial Implication


We all know that the company's bottom line is a huge motivator, if not the main motivator, of people in charge! It is true that standing desks can get kind of pricey, but it’s best to look at this as an upgrade and an investment toward bettering the company and achieving goals. There are plenty of affordable desk options on the market. No need to spend thousands of dollars on a desk when you can get a $200 option with the exact same feature. Make sure to shop around for an option that will suit your space, needs, and budget!


Also there a ton of health benefits that come along with standing desks. Having happier and healthier employees will always positively affect the company's bottom line! Along with increased productivity, standing desks positively impact the health of the employees, meaning they are using less sick days and able to stay on task. What boss wouldn’t want to hear that?


Employee Engagement


It’s no secret that as employees, we all tend to engage more with our work when we feel we are respected and cared for by the company. When a company goes out of its way to do something to better the health and well-being of its employees, an immediate effect on company morale is noticed. Employees will feel as if they’ve been given this special perk and tend to perform better moving forward.

Convincing your employer to get on board with the standing desk trend may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Use this list to guide you. Be sure to do your research and fund the right time to discuss things with your boss!


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