Height-adjustable workstations and standing desks are now considered a key component of an ergonomic workplace, and a growing body of data affirms that their use plays a measurable role in keeping employees healthy and productive.
Indeed, ergonomists have long suggested that we move frequently throughout our workday, and, specifically, that we avoid extended periods of seated desk work. As an employer, the goal is to provide your workers with options that support an appropriate balance between periods of seated work and periods of standing work.
Depending on the budget, one option is to purchase the complete standing workstation. There are many models available that provide ample work surface and easily adjust to the ideal height at the push of a button.
These electric height-adjustable standing desks generally range in price from just under $1000 up to the mid $2000’s, depending on additional features and accessories added. A less expensive alternative is to go with the manual crank adjustable standing desk.
Lower Cost Options
However, there are other ways to achieve the benefits of a standing desk without breaking the bank. Consider retrofitting an existing desk or work surface with a base that elevates the desk to allow for standing work.
There are low-cost products available that bring the keyboard up to your hands, and raise the monitor up off the desk to an ideal viewing height, for example.