In a recent study conducted by Texas A&M, workers who could stand at their desks were found to be 46% more productive than their seated counterparts. The study was comprised of 167 employees from a call center.
To compare productivity levels, half the employees conducted their work seated at a traditional desk while the other half used standing desks. The number of calls per hour in which a worker contacted, spoke, and arranged a follow-up call with a target client were analyzed.
The increase in productivity was believed to be a result of the workers’ comfort levels. Many reported that they felt less discomfort after using the desks for the six-month study. For the full scope, read the article “Want to Get More Done at the Office? Just Stand Up” published in The Wall Street Journal.