We are running into resistance from our boss regarding conversions to standing desks. He feels they are a fad and not worthy of the cheap, long-term investment in, say, $100, in conversion materials such as a stool and anti-fatigue mat. insert eye rolls here He continually denies financial requests for any supplies supporting the standing environment.
Any ideas on how to convert him?
Thanks for the replies! I think the issue is with the fact that standing is "strange" to him and he doesn't like change. Part of the key is going to be convincing him of the health benefits and that, while it's not common in OUR office, it IS in other companies and growing more acceptable.
You ought to just do it with your own money if he won't as the investment in your health will be worth every penny. I've only been using one for a few weeks but I already know I'll never go back.
I feel like it's the only thing that could fix my posture. I could do exercises aimed at kyphosis, but if I then slouch in my chair for 8 hours it will just negate it.
My company invests in these $2000 hydrolic desks for those who require standing desktops. The only problem is that you need a doctor's note as well as approval from the department head. I've been railing against this for over a month since I don't understand why you have to have a bad back in order to switch over to something that should prevent getting bad backs.
Last week I asked if it'd be possible to just raise my current desktop rather than swapping out for the expensive alternative. I think I may have gotten approval! Will know next month.
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