Each time I am in an office (my office included) in Denmark, I always say to myself "You need to take a picture and blog about that!!" So what is "that"?
Well, my desk is on the right and my office mate's desk is on the left. Do you notice anything different about them? Yep, can't get anything past you guys....Mine is taller.
But the interesting thing is that it is not ALWAYS taller.....
it is only taller when I NEED it to be.
And sometimes it is shorter....when my office mate needs HIS to be taller.
HUH?? Scratching your head yet?
The first time I saw this scene in a Danish workplace, I really thought that some people really did have taller desks than others and that they just pretty much stood all day long. Ok, yeah, that was NOT the actual explanation, but because I'd never seen anything like this, I really did not get it.
I would venture to guess that at least 75% of the desks in Danish workplaces are like ours---- with HYDRAULICS. Ok, not hydraulics, but every time I raise mine up, I always grin and picture those old Chevys that you see at the red light bouncing up and down....
So WHY do all of us have desks like this in DK?
It's actually a wellness component.
Rather than forcing an employee to sit in a desk chair all day and work, employers in Denmark purchase desks like this one so that their employees have the option of standing while they work.
I actually thought it was a bit odd when I first received my hydraulic-desk, but now I cannot imagine going back to the old way of sitting all day. It really does help your back, your posture, your shoulders, etc, etc, etc..... all with the press of a single button. I LOVE IT!