Topic: desks

Company Culture: 5 Big “Little” Things To Consider When Interviewing

Company Culture: 5 Big âLittleâ Things To Consider When Interviewing

When thinking about career and job decisions, we know it’s important to factor in company culture. Companies and candidates are finally beginning to realize just how important culture can be. Culture is the approach to work, the mission of the company, the way people behave, and much more.

Of course, I completely believe that all those things are incredibly important. What I also believe is that even the little things can make a big impact. More »

Sitting Will Kill You, But So Will Your Ridiculous Treadmill Desk

Sitting Will Kill You, But So Will Your Ridiculous Treadmill Desk

We got the bad news last year. MoneyWatch: “Sitting all day is killing you.” MSNBC: “You sitting down? Experts say it’ll kill you.” Buzzfeed: “Sitting Down WILL Kill You.” You get the idea. The short version of all the research is that sitting for more than six hours a day is highly correlated with obesity, and even death. In response, new-fangled “active workstations” including like treadmill desks suddenly seemed not just cool but life-saving. Well, I hope you’re sitting down, because it turns out that your treadmill desk could kill you, too — and it won’t take decades to do so. More »

Your Office Chair Is Killing You: Here Are 6 Seating Alternatives

 Your Office Chair Is Killing You: Here Are 6 Seating Alternatives

You spend at least eight hours a day sitting in your office chair, which means you probably spend more time there than in bed. That means there’s a case to be made that choosing a comfortable office chair is more important than a great mattress. A much-publicized recent major study found that people who sit for the majority of the day were more than half as likely to die of heart attacks, regardless of other health problems. And if your chair doesn’t kill you, just by being a chair, it’ll almost certainly make you uncomfortable: A survey conducted by Staples found that 86% of office workers say their furniture, particularly their chairs, causes discomfort. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out recently, “No other piece of workplace furniture evokes stronger physical and emotional attachments than the office chair.” Let’s take a look at some alternatives to the back-breaking hunk-a-junk you’re probably sitting on right now. More »