It’s a matter of life – we sit, and we do quite a lot of it. This is especially true at work. Unfortunately, our sedentary habits come with a cost – negative health effects. In order to spurn any health pitfalls, research has shown us how much we can benefit by merely standing for short periods of time. In fact, the research has shown that balance and moderation of both sitting and standing is the way to go to have both healthy and effective working habits.


One way to incorporate more standing into your daily routine is to have standing meetings. These meetings have both their disadvantages and their advantages. While attendees of standing meetings tend to be more focused on the task at hand, they are not always the most efficient. Occasionally, standing does not always allow us to work in the ways we need to, such as when it comes to stooping over to take notes. Standing meetings help us to get moving and to help us ward off negative health effects, but they simply are not always appropriate for all meetings.


It’s actually best to offer a variety of meeting rooms or perhaps just one that lends itself to many different uses, from holding standing brainstorm sessions to hour-long executive meetings. Of course, when it comes to creating these rooms, furniture is a critical component, as it shapes so much of the room’s purpose and potential. Know that everyone works and meets differently, so offering a varied approach to meeting settings is ideal for holding productive meetings – no matter which variety they may be of.


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