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The truth about standing desks and productivity

from Fast Company

From Aug. 4: If you learned that you could increase your productivity by almost 50 percent by making one near-effortless change, you'd probably try it. But at what point would you question whether the advice was too good to be true? A recent study from Texas A&M University found that employees who used sit-stand desks were 46 percent more productive than those at traditional desks. Major news media ran with the eye-catching stat, and readers gobbled up the information, believing they, too, could be wildly more productive if only they had the right desk. Unfortunately, the research was far from a slam dunk, as Dr. Jack P. Callaghan, a professor at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, explained. "There was no randomization of the workers," he said, "and there were no historical performance data as a baseline." more

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