Standing desks: an easy way to make your law firm more productive

Standing desks have taken over our office! It is a great way of making your firm or office a healthier and fitter workplace. Sitting down all day is known to cause all sorts of problems. Studies show it even lowers brain function!

mf-standing-desk_ikeabOur desk of choice so far has been this Ikea DIY project. In addition to being very affordable, it gives you plenty of space. I made one modification though: I went with the deluxe version using the full size black coffee table. More space for my laptop and my monitor. I did not put in the extra shelf, though, as I wanted more space for paper files.

If DIY Ikea projects do not fit the power attorney image you are going for, nextdesk is my dream desk. Sleek look, configurable with a nice keyboard tray and simple cord management.

A few pro tips we have learned over the months:

  • Get a stool. Standing desks are awesome, but it doesn’t hurt to sit sometimes.
  • …and a mat, or other cushion for your feet. You have a comfortable chair right?
  • The first couple of weeks are the roughest. Hang in there, though. You will be hooked before you know it!