Desking - Frequently Asked Questions
How does a hand-crank sit-stand desk work?
The desk legs are telescopic and the height is adjusted via a hand crank.
Why stand up to work?
Height adjustable desks, both hand-wind and electric, are now hugely popular in Australia. First introduced into Europe over ten years ago, they are now a standard office requirement in many countries.
There’s now a growing body of scientific evidence that sitting to work all day contributes to a range of health problems, from back pain to bowel cancer.
Height adjustability allows different users to vary the desk height, as well as lets individuals change from sitting to standing throughout the day. Standing for part of the day also increases energy and focus.
What’s an agile working environment?
An Agile Working Environment (AWE) is one that includes flexibility of workplace set-up. Also known as an Agility Based Workplace (ABW), it may feature sit-stand desks, computer monitor arms that can be individually adjusted, and height-adjustable seating. The idea is that people can work at any workstation, either regularly or as visitors, and that the surfaces and screens can be easily adjusted to best suit the individual. An Agile Working Environment is ideal for organisations with flexible working, where staff may regularly work out of the office, with desks used by different people throughout the week. By catering for individual comfort and productivity, as well as saving on little used desk and floor space, agile working is increasingly preferred by many organisations.