Work Note – A Desk Update

It’s back to sitting desks for us. Until we get proper flexible desks.

Standing Desks

My week note about our standing desks might have been one of the most influential posts I’ve ever written. At least two dozen people have approached me since to tell me that they got the stuff from Ikea and are standing up for work now, too. So to follow up on that post, it’s only fair to say that we just took down the tables and are sitting at our desks again. The reason is pretty simple.

This was meant as an experiment to test how it is to work standing up before we make a larger investment into proper solutions (like this one, for example). I can’t speak for Igor, but for me it worked quite well. But what also became clear pretty quickly was that I need a solution that I can adapt flexibly. I’m changing positions a lot throughout the day and the fixed standing desk makes that difficult.

Sitting Desk

So at some point soon, I want a flexible desk that I can sit on and stand on. Until then, I’m back to sitting down. And now with more options as we just bought a sofa from what used to be Readmill.

All of you who’ve also got the Ikea desk, are you still using it? Have you switched to other solutions?

Author: Johannes

Johannes is a strategist and consultant for digital communications. His work is informed by his experience of working with brands like Deutsche Telekom, MTV, Postbank, Maggi and Nike and by his insatiable appetite for finding the bigger patterns behind current developments in technology and science. Holding a diploma in Media System Design, Johannes is a regular speaker at web and marketing conferences like Republica and the Social Media Summit.