Do standing desks make sense?

The typical office worker spends 5 hours and 40 minutes sitting each day at his or her desk. Scientists say that people who sit all day for years on the job may find themselves with a range of health problems. Please choose your answer(s).

 

Yes, standing desks boost worker productivity.
53% (165 votes)
Yes, employees should be able to replace their desk chair with an exercise ball or balance ball.
53% (165 votes)
No, standing desks should not be mandatory in government offices.
52% (163 votes)
No, I don't currently work at a standing desk.
52% (163 votes)
Yes, more of my co-workers will be doing their jobs at standing desks in the future.
39% (122 votes)
Yes, governments should provide standing desks to all employees.
38% (118 votes)
No, workers at standing desks should not get a discount on their health insurance premium.
35% (109 votes)
Yes, workers at standing desks should get a discount on their health insurance premium.
25% (79 votes)
No, governments should not provide standing desks to all employees.
24% (75 votes)
Yes, I currently work at a standing desk.
23% (72 votes)
Yes, an exercise treadmill should be part of the standing desk setup.
21% (67 votes)
No, standing desks do not boost worker productivity.
18% (56 votes)
Yes, standing desks should be mandatory in government offices.
13% (41 votes)
Total voters: 314

Discuss this poll 2

on Aug 25, 2015

I think standing desks should be an option for employees. Varidesk has heavy duty adjustable standing desk converters that work like a charm if you don't want to purchase a standing desk & stool. Employees should be able to stand or sit during the work day to accommodate individual needs.

on Aug 24, 2015

Standing desks should be available upon request. My co-workers sometimes see me standing to work in odd places, as they aren't available where I work. Not all employees are physically capable of working at a standing desk, so a discount on coverage for doing so would be inappropriate.

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