As a small business owner, you know you want to provide your team with the best ergonomic products to keep them healthy and happy. But what if replacing all your office furniture with new standing desks isn’t possible? Don’t worry. You’ve got options.
There are several reasons why you might not be able to buy a standing desk. A full-sized standing desk may be out of your budget. Perhaps your office consists of cubicles or other smaller workstations that won’t accommodate an full-sized standing desk.
If you’re looking for a cheap standing desk option for your team, consider a standing desk conversion. A standing desk conversion is the best way to obtain affordable standing desks for yourself and your employees. These desktop risers can help you position your laptop, keyboard, and/or monitor at the height you need for standing. They are adjustable in height, so they can also be used while you’re sitting.
But the best part is that they are placed on top of an existing desk surface, and usually have a footprint size that will fit even small or narrow workstations. There are many options to choose from these days, because many manufacturers have seen the value in lower-cost, portable ergonomic desk options.
Since there are several models to choose from, you’ll want to research how the height adjusts on each model. Some portable standing desks have one or more levers you release, then lift to raise the height, or push to lower. Other models feature electric motors that allow you to raise and lower the height with the push of a button—a very nice feature for a cheap standing desk!
Most portable sit to stand desk conversions are large enough to hold a laptop and a monitor, or two monitors—accommodating most people’s work style. Be sure to take the measurements of your existing workstations to determine how a portable standing desk will fit—especially if your team members use two monitors.
Many of these affordable standing desks have an integrated keyboard platform that can adjust the height of the keyboard along with the height of the screen. And, no matter which option you choose, you’ll find one that costs considerably less than a full-sized standing desk.
You should also be aware that although you can move a portable standing desk from place to place, some of them can be a little heavy—so if you plan to move around a lot, check out the item’s weight before you purchase.
Standing desks are becoming more ubiquitous in the workplace, because sitting all day isn’t good for you, and people want to incorporate more physical activity into their lives, especially during the workday. Adding portable sit to stand desk conversions is an affordable way to improve your workplace’s ergonomic environment.