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The Benefits of a Height Adjustable Sit Stand Desk

Adam StacksBy Adam Stacks
~ 5 minute read
July 29th, 2022

Height adjustable sit stand desks are taking the modern office by storm. Buzz words surround them in with hyperbole and exaggeration. Inevitably when searching for an office desk, you will come across expressions such as “ergonomic” or “revolutionary” or even “transformative.” But the question is are these words justified?

To begin to answer that we need to understand the meaning of the words. What exactly does ergonomic mean? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary ergonomics is defined as- an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, and human factors. Basically, ergonomics in a sit stand desk means that it is designed with the comfort and support of the user in mind. Does a sit stand desk fit the definition of ergonomics? More on that later.

Revolutionary. That’s a word that we as Americans are more familiar with. We just spent a holiday celebrating the birth of our country. That wouldn’t be possible without the Revolutionary War. We all grew up learning about heroes and battles from that time in our history. While the meaning of the war leans toward the revolution to separate America from England, the meaning when defining a sit stand desk is somewhat different. When it comes to the office furniture, revolutionary means to bring about a fundamental change. Is a sit stand desk a fundamental change in the office? While we will discuss this further, the short answer is yes.

What about transformative? Going back to Merriam Webster transformative is defined as- causing or able to cause an important and lasting change in someone or something. That someone is you and that something is your workday when it comes to a sit stand desk. Do they live up to the hype? That is what we are going to explore as we dive into the benefits of a height adjustable sit stand desk. Are they everything that the buzz words say? Are they truly ergonomic, revolutionary, and transformative? Let’s find out.

What’s the major differences

The most obvious difference between a traditional and sit stand desk is the ability to stand up while working. This fundamental change to the approach to the way that daily work activities are handled, is more than just putting an office worker on their feet. It is often considered to be the first step in combatting a sedentary lifestyle. Many fans of the sit stand desk take this step as part of an overall lifestyle change in their lives. Often times, users of the sit stand desk find changes to there private lives as well. All things considered; a standing desk can bring about an increase in quality of life for the users of this style of office desk.

How do they work?

Sit stand desks have a variety of motor types. Motorized with either a single or dual motor, or a pneumatic, or a crank system. Each of these work differently and have their own strengths and weaknesses. Electric motors are strong and can be used with saved settings to raise and lower to the perfect heights. The primary drawback is that a cord needs to be plugged into a wall outlet so it could be limited in placement around the office. The strengths of the others are that they do not require power and can have more placement options. The obvious weakness of the crank style is that it must be moved by personal strength. While the drawbacks of a pneumatic system are often loudness and the potential for leaks.

Sit stand conference table

Modern Standing Conference Table

Before we begin to look different desks of this type, I thought I would throw a curve ball and look at the newest standing craze to hit the professional office. Standing conference tables are now being placed in offices that are looking to take the active office lifestyle to an entirely new level. There is an interesting caveat though. The ability to add bar height seating. Typically, available in lengths from eight foot up to twenty four feet which offers a wide range of options to fit any conference room. These conference tables have all the benefits previously stated above, as well as taking the style of the conference room to the cutting edge!

Examples of sit stand desks

Adjustable Height Sit to Standing Desk

Adjustable Height Sit To Stand Desk

This is a standard adjustable electric sit stand desk that is popular for both professional and home offices. A single tabletop workspace that is available in multiple sizes to fit most office spaces. The top comes in six finishes that contrast well against either the black or silver base. As an added bonus, there are options for monitor arms, power modules, and desk organizers to customize the office furniture. The manufacturer, Express Office Furniture offers a five year warranty on their office furniture.

Height Adjustable Executive Desk with Storage

Height Adjustable Executive Desk With Storage

An executive desk with very stylish storage that is placed behind the main desk to create a striking image for the focal point of the big office. The back storage has ten different configuration options to ensure that it is the perfect storage solution for your office. The desk itself is motor is electric with a two hundred sixty five pound weight limit. The desk base has 2 motors and 3-stage legs for quick movement between settings. Harmony Collection provides a five year warranty on their office furniture.

U Shaped Height Adjustable Executive Desk

U Shaped Height Adjustable Executive Desk

Another example of an executive sit stand desk from Harmony Collection. This one is a U shaped desk with a hutch for added storage. This one offers the same five finishes as the previous model with the same warranty. Where this office furniture stands out is the options for the drawer configuration, task light, and monitor arms.

Modern U Shape Desk with Sit Stand Workstation

Modern U Shaped Desk With Sit Stand Workstation

 For the modern office, this U shaped sit stand desk features lateral storage that is placed against the wall that acts as a bridge between the sit stand desk and the rear desktop. Each desk is a minimalist design that blends so well within a modern style. The desk is offered in five finishes that can be either match or contrast for a two tone finish between the top and the bottom. Harmony Collection offers the five year warranty on their office furniture.

Six Person Electric Height Adjustable Desk Workstation

6 Person Electric Height Adjustable Desk Workstation

A six person desk pod for an open office concept instead of a traditional cubicle system that closes off the office. This open office concept promotes both inclusion and teamwork as well as personal health for a group of six workers. They belong in an office space where space is limited, and a commonsense solution is needed. Available in contrasting finishes between the base and the desktop for a splash of style. They allow all workers to independently choose between a sitting or standing working position. A privacy panel is placed between each station for a measure of privacy. Harmony Collection provides a five year warranty on their office furniture.

Closing Thoughts

The transition from a traditional desk to a standing desk is a big step, but this is a positive step to take. When it comes time for you to begin your search, we can assist you with all of your questions and help along every step of the way. Our sales team is widely known for their customer driven focus and support. From conception all the way through to installation, we will be there for you. If you are interested in getting started or have questions, we would love to assist. Give us a call at (888) 831-1012 to get started.

Adam Stacks
About The Author

Adam Stacks, came to Madison Liquidators at the start of 2021 after several years of freelance writing for local newspapers, magazines, and websites. His passion for writing began at an early age by writing personal works of fiction. Since joining Madison Liquidators, he has dedicated himself to studying office furniture and relaying his insight to the consumer in hopes of helping them in their search for quality office furniture.

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