Now that many people are home and looking to address their home office situation, this article may help shed some light on what to look and how to decide which desk is best. My solution at home has been to create a couple different places where I can work comfortably and be my most productive.
Ultimately it is up to you to determine what you need to do your best work. My job as the curator of the space where you work is to provide you with the opportunity to have the right equipment for you. I believe that when people are able to work in a space where they are comfortable, they will outperform their peers who are uncomfortable.
This is your too long, didn’t read paragraph. The short version of what I think is the desk that is most comfortable for you at any given moment, is the best desk. So, if on Monday, you want to sit at a regular office desk with a regular office chair, then that is the best desk. If on Tuesday, you want to be at a standing desk with no chair, then that is the best desk.
What are the different types of desks
There are a multitude of different types of desks for all sorts of different purposes. Generally in co-working spaces you can expect to find standard height desks, executive style desks, and hopefully a variety of other Heights. Standard height desks are what you would normally find in an office or home. Executive style desks are most likely to be found in higher-end coworks and in private offices that can be rented within a co-working space.
There is a trend toward having standing height desks and alternate height desks beyond standard desks. These can vary in height depending on the user if the desk is modifiable on the fly or dependent on the height of the legs used in construction of the desk.
What are the benefits of standing desks
Why are we seeing more standing height desks? it’s pretty simple. people are finding that they are more comfortable and potentially have less pain when they are able to stand and work rather than sitting for long periods of time. With the standing height desk option employees and remote workers no longer have to adhere to the ability to sit for 8 hours a day to qualify for a job. Co-working spaces who are adopting standing height desks provide an alternate to coffee shop height tables and standard desks within the space.
What are the benefits of regular office desks
In my opinion there aren’t really any benefits for regular office desk except that they are readily available and people are familiar with them. I myself prefer to sit at a dining room table which is why there is a gorgeous dining set in the cafe area of ConnectWork on Main (see image somewhere close to this paragraph for reference).
I also like using the nesting desks I purchased. The nesting desks make it possible for people to sit anywhere they want in the co-work and make that a work space. The nesting desks are at regular desk height which makes using them fun and familiar. For me this was a really great find and one of my favorite purchases.
In all seriousness though, regular office desks are something people are used to and have a comfort level with. They know what to do and how to use them. This means that it doesn’t take a lot of thought to decide to sit down and work.
When do we need to use different desk heights
This varies for everyone. I’ll share a few things I have experienced or heard about from others. Here are a few instances when you might need to work at a different desk height
- Back pain
- Just because
- Need to stretch your legs
- Sitting for too long isn’t good for you
- You stood for too long yesterday and need to rest today
What is ConnectWork on Main doing to accommodate different desk needs
We have a variety of options to accommodate whatever you are looking for. This includes
- Regular height desks with classic office chairs
- pop up desks (make a workspace anywhere in the cowork)
- Standing height desk option
- Tall table with tall chairs
We’ve worked hard to ensure We have options available for every need. If you don’t see something that works for you, please reach out and let us know. We are always happy to try and accommodate members.