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How Long Will You Stand At Your Sit and Stand Desk
Is your new sit and stand desk going to waste? Here's our research!
We were surprised to see only 3 people standing. The reason was these particular adjustable height desks did not allow the user the opportunity to lean on the desk in the standing position. Without the ability to occasionally offset part of your weight onto the desk from different angles and positions you will quickly tire and will end up sitting most of the time. The Desktop Elevator WAS designed with leanability in mind. Also, the adjustable height desks in the call center did not provide space in the standing position for normal desk items such as phones staplers etc. causing the user to bend over to perform the required office tasks. These sit to stand desks were not user friendly, therefore, the other option was to sit, AND THEY DID.
In the recent article by Forbes.com, http://www.forbes.com/
that after the first month of using a sit to stand desk the novelty may wear off and the user will revert to primarily sitting.
Both of these observations piqued our interest and curiosity so we did a random calling to the purchasers of our Desktop Elevator across the United States. We chose
from those who have been using the Desktop Elevator for several months to those who
have recently purchased our product. The results were:
Atlanta - purchased September 2011 - stands 80% of the time
Atlanta - purchased December 2011 - stands 50% of the time
Atlanta - purchased February 2012 - stands 6 hours a day
Charlotte - purchased February 2012 - stands 5 to 6 hours a day
Houston - purchased March 2012 - stands 5+ hours a day
Benecia, CA - purchased March 2012 - stands long hours when on a project
Altamonte Springs, FL - purchased March 2012 - stands 4 to 5 hours a day
Barberton, OH - purchased March 2012 - stands 5+ hours a day
Nashville - purchased Aril 2012 - stands 6 to 7 hours a day
McLean, VA - purchased May, 2012 - stands 80% of the time
Taccoa, GA - purchased August 2012 - stands 2 to 3 hours a day
The information from this poll tells us that the Desktop Elevator user is standing at the desk while working 65% of the workday. Why? The Desktop Elevator is designed for
Leanability, it provides an ample work surface for phone, staplers, papers, files books and other needed desk items and our users report increased energy and improved focus while standing at the desk a greater portion of the workday.
The Desktop Elevator truly, "Elevates the Way You Work". For more information, visit us at http://DesktopElevator.com.