Standing and Treadmill Desks – Are They a Fit for Your Organization?

Standing and Treadmill Desks – Are They a Fit for Your Organization?

  • On July 14, 2017

At the 2017 Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Annual Conference in New Orleans last month, I came across a vendor with a particularly intriguing sign that read “Sitting is the New Smoking.”

Standing and treadmill desks have been a rising trend in business settings across the country. Although experts agree that sitting for extended periods of time throughout the day can be dangerous for your health, there is little agreement on the results that standing or treadmill desks have on employees.

The impact of implementing standing or treadmill desks will likely be determined by a variety of factors unique to your workplace and employees. Here are some factors to keep in mind while considering the use of these desks at your organization.

By Maria Peterson, HR Manager, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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