Whistling a happy tune!
tanding at work? Yes, it’s being done by office employees around the country, and it’s happening at Church Hill Classics too! We all know that standing is not the norm in an office setting; usually employees sit at their desks. Standing is a purposeful choice. Three employees here have made the commitment. New Year’s Resolution? Could be for some, but for these employees, the decision didn’t start out that way.
|Margie happily standing while she works
Margie M., who is in our Accounting Department, used to sit when working.
Jon O., Sales Manager, also can be found standing at his desk. He has set up his own hybrid split-level workstation. A 24″ monitor sits on the top of a chair 20 inches higher than the desk, and if he wants to take a seat, he has the laptop at desk level as well.
One of Jon’s reasons for standing is that he feels more energetic and engaged while on his feet. He finds it easier to collaborate and share ideas while standing and pointing to the large monitor at eye level.
Plus, he is a former Fitness Trainer, so he knows the value of keeping fit.
|Jon’s elevated desk
At stand-up height – a View of Tyger Gifts’
Design Your Frame online page
When viewing his partner stores on the laptop screen, such as Tyger Gifts, which serves students, families, and alumni of Louisiana State U, or emailing Coker College Bookstore, or speaking on the phone with a bookstore buyer such as Darla who works with The Mizzou Store, UMKC Bookstore, UMSL Bookstore, and Missouri S&T Bookstore …Jon is standing.
|Caroline standing in her office|
The latest Church Hill Classics employee to stand at her desk is our Human Resources Manager, Caroline C.. Her husband created the stand for her laptop.
More About Margie Who Started It All
Thanks to her husband’s expertise in cabinetry, Margie now stands at a raised desk that is kept in place by six strategically placed boards. Like a loft in a dorm room, this has given her extra storage space, along with the additional height. She finds this perfect.
Since she started it all, Margie gets lots of attention about her standing. Co-workers have said…
| Chris L., Customer Service Department:
| Cathy H., Accounting Department and Sales Tax Coordinator:
| Martha T., Customer Service Manager:
Margie has nothing but positive things to say about standing while doing her office work. “I like it,” she stated. “I feel more energized and my posture is straighter and my weight is going down slowly without dieting.”
She does have a bar stool-height chair in case she wants to sit, but most of the time, while she is working, she is standing. As is Jon and now Caroline.
At one time, Margie posted an article from The New York Times right outside her work area. The article educated us about personnel from other companies who have chosen to stand while working in the office and the benefits. Who knows, maybe even more co-workers will join in.
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or not, why not see what it’s like to stand or sit when shopping for your customized diploma frames and desk accessories at www.diplomaframe.com. Let us know!
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