Smart desks have been in the market place for a while now. Although they entered the market quietly, they made their debut by kicking up a huge fuss. Smart desks are now the latest trends for office workers. Now from conference tables to personal tables, virtually nothing can escape the fate of being upgraded to a smart desk. So, if you are reading this, it is possible that you do not have a smart desk and are wondering if it would be worth it to get one. But hopefully, at the end of the article, you will come to realize that the real question is, why exactly, don`t you own a smart desk yet?
A makeshift smart desk
What is Smart Desk?
First things first, we will be having a brief introduction as to what a smart desk is. This is so that we can all make sure we are talking about the same thing. A smart desk simply refers to any work surface that has been upgraded using modern technology to make it more compatible with a workplace. Most new smart desks are to be ordered specially. This is to ensure that each and every smart desk is compatible with the user and is able to be fully utilized by the user. So instead of uncensored wild and indiscriminate production, some are specially made and delivered in order to give each user a unique experience.
Each person has his or her own unique work pattern. You have your daily routine at the office. You might have seen others who use a smart table stand once in a while. This is because the table records and adjusts to fit into your daily routine. Once this is done, the table would be able to remind you intermittently that you should consider a change of posture. Assuming you decide to comply and change your posture, the smart table has been fitted with motorized legs. These legs enable it to quietly elevate or lower itself depending on your current posture. So, the days are gone where you need to maintain one position (sitting straight) for the whole day in order to be as productive as possible.
Besides, we have different types of smart desks available in the market now. Your typical work station smart desk with a central processing unit (CPU), a touchscreen console, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and power outlets. This is a typical office desk. But now, smart desks are available that have three touch screen monitors, a scanner, wireless earbuds (for calls) and a few other fixtures that make your office life much more interesting. Some are even sensitive to gestures such as waving of your hand to flip through documents.
Benefits of the Smart Desk
The most important benefit of the smart desk is its role in increasing productivity. Depending on the smart desk you choose, some will help you in managing your affairs in the workplace. Although you could argue that your phone or computer can also do this. It would be more resourceful to use them for other things. Besides, it might be more reasonable to use your personal phone for “personal things.” Not to mention the fact that the ability of some smart desks to adjust their heights keep people on their feet (literally and otherwise). Instead of standing and leaving your table when tired, you could choose to stand and keep working.
Additionally, standing also has its health benefits as an exercise (of sorts). For sedentary workers who spend almost the entire day sitting, the opportunity to stand without loss of productivity while benefitting your health is a luxury you should not miss.
Moreover, some argue that the price of a pre-ordered or brand new smart desk is on the high side. Thankfully, there are conversion kits available. These kits grant your normal desk the ability to become a smart desk. The degree of transformation depends on the particular conversion kit. But a conversion kit might not always be as effective as a full smart desk.
With all these benefits and almost no disadvantage, we are back to the question that concluded the first paragraph, “why exactly, don`t you own a smart desk yet?”