The Pros & Cons of Standing Meetings

Are you a meetings person? Some people love them, some don’t. But one thing’s for sure: in business, they’re unavoidable. If meetings aren’t your thing, you can improve the space to make them better. One strategy? Standing Meetings. In this blog post we go through the pros (and cons) of changing to standing meetings.

Are you a meetings person? Some people love them, some don’t. But one thing’s for sure: in business, they’re unavoidable. If meetings aren’t your thing, you can improve the space to make them better. One strategy? Switch to standing desks.

It’s easy to walk out of the office after a long day thinking that you’re tired, when in fact, you’re probably just mentally tired. But it’s possible to move around more, even if you’re in meetings all day. Let’s go through the benefits (and drawbacks) of changing to standing meetings.

5 things to consider introducing standing meetings.

Pro #1: Less sitting, more moving.

You can’t change the amount or type of work you have to do, but you can decide how you do it. Whether it’s a short 30-minute meeting or a long, half-day training session, the more you can be up and physically moving, the more engaged you’ll be. No more 3.00PM slump or sore necks.

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Pro #2: Improve your health.

Look for opportunities where you can stand instead of sit, and you’ll notice the health benefits. It’s no surprise to learn that we’re sitting down too much. Humans aren’t meant to be stationary for eight hours a day but this is the culture of most offices. Standing desks and tables can improve your health. Combat the negative effects of sitting down all day with a standing desk.

Pro #3: Greater flexibility.

Giving your employees, clients and prospects a choice if they’d like to sit or stand is extremely beneficial. It might even be a combination of the two. Start sitting down, then where there’s a task that requires a few people huddling around to talk, a standing desk could be more effective. The important part of is that you’re offering flexibility. Encourage people to listen what their bodies need for different tasks.

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Con #1: It’s a new concept.

You probably already have a few tables and desks in your office. Making the decision to switch in standing desks, you will have to outlay more. But, ergonomic office furniture will last longer than cookie-cutter products and you can’t put a price on health. If you’re prepared to spend a little bit more at the start, it’s worth it.

Do what works for you and your people. If you decide to switch to standing meetings, plan it well. Decide on the layout and involve your team as much as possible in the setup. We sell a range of ergonomic standing desks and furniture. If you can’t find something you like, we can custom create it.

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