The biggest source of sustained static, passive and inactive behaviour in the workplace occurs when your employees are sat at their desks. In fact, most people will spend an entire seven hours of their day in this position[i].
Recent Fellowes research reveals that 48% of workers suffer from back problems, 42% neck problems, 39% fatigue and 38% headaches because of this. And, troublingly for employers, a sizeable number of them are happy to attribute their ailments to the long periods of time they spend working at a computer, or a laptop.[ii]
The new LOTUS™ Sit-Stand Workstation from Fellowes is designed to hit these issues head on, effortlessly taking desk working to a higher level.
The intuitive Sit-Stand working solution encourages desk-based employees to work actively and introduce more movement into their day, rather than being sat in one sedentary position for hours at a time.
Such functionality is vital when you consider that [iii] believe the longer they stay sitting at their desks, the harder they find it to stay alert. While [iv] admit to poor posture at their desks and [v] agree that their work would be better quality if they stood up to work sometimes.
With the LOTUS™ it only takes a few seconds to transform a desk into a height-adjustable workstation. You are provided with a large work area for all of your equipment to move with you too, without the inconvenience of needing to replace your existing desk furniture. All of this helps to make the transition between sitting and standing a seamless process. Other key features include:
- Parent-pending Smooth Lift Technology™ keeps workstations stable and makes changing positions effortless
- 22 different height settings so your employees can work in a positon that’s perfect for them
- An innovative cord management and device charging slot to allow your employee’s entire workspace to move freely with them
It also arrives fully assembled, so you can join the sit stand revolution in a matter of moments.
In Scandinavian countries, such as Denmark and Sweden, 88% of office workers are already using Sit-Stand desks as a way of tackling workplace health issues and feeling the benefits, so it’s an obvious move for other European countries to follow suit.
Stephen Bowden, Chartered Ergonomist for Morgan Maxwell on behalf of Fellowes UK commented:
“Sit-Stand products can introduce the idea of how simple movements from sitting to standing can have massive health and wellbeing benefits. The Sit-Stand desk is the first step in getting people moving which is what the human body is designed to do.
“People focus on how many hours we sit for. This is incorrect. It’s how often you interrupt sitting that is good for you.
“If you do nothing else, going from sitting to standing 32-36 times per day which will help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.”[vi]
Ultimately, a more active work life leads to more dynamic, focused and productive teams. See how the LOTUS™ Sit-Stand Workstation can help transform your business with our unique workplace assessment process, and try before you buy
[i] According to Sit-Stand research
[ii] According to Sit-Stand research
[iii] 56% of French workers; 65% of German workers; 57% of Spanish workers; 61 of Dutch workers
[iv] 37% of French workers; 57% of German workers; 57% of Spanish workers; 39% of Dutch workers
[v] Found on slide 37 of the research deck but country specific findings not provided