Anyone working in any office, whether onsite or at home, knows that the desk is one of the most important objects in the room. It can be huge and elegant, small and modern, enhance our work, or, when it doesn’t suit basic needs, make the day completely miserable.
When shopping for a desk, you should make a list of priorities in order to get the most for your money. Measurements should be taken to best utilize the actual space you have available. Do you spend most of your day seated, or are you up and down all the time? Does your work require you to have a large desk with a lot of surface area, or is drawer space more important to you?
Many newer desks move up and down, giving you the option to sit or stand, at your convenience. While this may not seem important, it may make a difference if you are spending long hours at work each day. Standing desks are very popular right now, with most medical professionals agreeing that health conditions caused by inactivity and sitting all day are a new epidemic. A desk that offers the flexibility to sit or stand on demand may be exactly what you need to add a healthier element to your day and increase alertness and productivity.
A desk is a tool to make our work life easier and success more achievable, but it is a tool a few of us can do without and, therefore, should be as comfortable and user-friendly as possible.