When Monica Guzman interviewed me for a story on standing desks the other day, I pictured maybe a quote or two of mine ending up in the paper. I actually end up being featured fairly prominently in the story. They even embedded my Ignite Seattle talk on DIY standing desk designs.
The most intriguing detail in the story is the fact that Tableau, a hot software start-up in Fremont, has bought sit-stand workstations for all 1,200 of their employees. It’s still much more common for companies to resist investing in office fitness infrastructure. In fact, I was just talking yesterday with a client who works at Nordstrom, and he was baffled (since he has learned so much from me about how harmful sitting is) that they still require a doctor’s note before they’ll get an employee a standing desk.
With standing desk and sit-stand desk prices dropping by the day, and with the growing awareness of the harmfulness of sitting, I truly hope that more companies follow Tableau’s lead.