How to Convince Your Boss to Get a Standing Desk at Work

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So You Want a Standing Desk?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve recognized that standing desks are becoming more and more popular in the workplace. You caught on and you’ve told your boss that it would be nice to have one, but when you did ask, it fell flat on its face because it wasn’t enough of a reason to get you one by simply saying you wanted one. Sigh.

But, maybe, like me, your approach was all wrong. You didn’t provide your boss with the benefits of them investing in one for you, nor options.

The benefits of standing desks has been a hot topic for a while. Many people believe that there are health benefits to standing periodically throughout the day. Another popular reason is that some people are fidgeters and a sit to stand desk gives them the option to break up their workday from just sitting, to having the option to periodically stand throughout the day.

Whatever your reason is for wanting a new desk, there are three things you need to do when trying to convince your boss to buy you a standing desk:

1.) Emphasize the Benefits

Highlighting the benefits of a standing desk is essential. After all, it is a big investment for businesses and they’ll likely want to know why you should have one. Below are some things to highlight:

  • Increased productivity by having the option to sit or stand (less being fussy and fidgeting or leaving your desk)
  • Increased blood flow – the more you move, the more your blood flows, which is good for your health.
  • Overall, it can be a cost savings and worthwhile investment in the happiness of your employee

2.) Provide a Few Options

If you’re going to pitch getting a standing desk, or any new desk for that matter, you should provide a few alternatives and varying price points for the simple reason that if they can’t afford to buy you option A or B, but they can swing option C, then you just got a new desk! When doing so, approach them with a good, better, and best option.

 

 

 

 

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3.) Make it Easy for Them

Other than providing a few options, you can also take it a step further and offer to do all of the legwork for your boss by purchasing the standing desk for them and sending them the invoice. This way you’re showing that you value their time and are limiting the extra work for them to purchase the furniture by taking care of it for them.

We just so happen to have a variety of standing height desk options, so if you’re interested in checking out our selection of standing desks, check them out here.