Remember when standing desks were in vogue? Then they fell out of fashion. Now they've returned to the scene, albeit with a little less fanfare.
The takeaway this time around? Rather than station themselves at a standing desk all day, employees are sharing them as escapes when they need a break from their sedentary habits. In a reversal from a few years ago, the standing desk represents "stepping away" from the minute-to-minute and doing so in a physically healthy way, too.
For office space budgets, that's a welcome change. Investing in standing desks for individuals (who eventually stop using them) is now giving way to investments in small sets of communal posts for employees.
If you're in the market, this ErgoDesk comes highly rated and fairly affordable.
If you're curious about the mediation craze coursing through corporate America, you can test it inexpensively—with potentially high yield. Services like Exubrancy connect you to a professional who can come to your office and lead your staff in meditation. You can book a one-off session or schedule more frequent occurences.
A common challenge for companies of any size is sharing best practices across teams. Silos form naturally. The day-to-day obscures collaborative opportunties. The forest is lost for the trees.
A book club can help in at least two ways: creating an excuse for people across teams to convene regularly, and starting dialogues that can help overcome internal communication woes.
It's also a fairly inexpensive investment in your team's professional development and team bonding.
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