Redefing employee benefits

The way employers look at employees has changed over the years now. From being just a provider of opportunities to individuals, companies have had to graduate and evolve to accommodate the growing expectations of their talent pool. 30 – 40 years back, skills brought to the table were rewarded with salary. Nowadays, that is not enough. The pay grades have gradually increased and are in alignment with the lifestyle these days not to mention competitive too in the respective markets. But – something is always missing. The human resources teams across time have had so much to learn and unlearn. Salary and leaves were not enough. In came benefits.

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Get set, stand!

In our day to day jobs, we tend to sit for a long time. Longer than is good or recommended for our spines. Research has linked being seated for long hours to health conditions like obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess fat gain around the waist line and abnormal cholesterol levels. Decreased metabolic rate is one of the scariest side effects of sitting for longer. One may dismiss this as research and recent finds being quite dramatic these days. But let’s take a retrospective look to trace the journey through time and see how our lifestyles have changed so drastically.

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Prodesk - Magic for your spine!

When my team approached me complaining of back pains that were both repetitive and excruciating in nature, I knew it had to be more than bad postures or furniture that wasn’t ergonomically designed. I had to come with an alternate solution to this urban menace. A friend suggested we take turns sitting and standing while working and also adjust the height of our monitor or laptop display screens to that of 180* with our eyes. He mentioned that he has battled pains of this nature for a while now and found this method to be most effective.

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Why Stand & Work?

Too much of anything kills. The same is true of fried food, alcohol, and now – researchers have found out – ‘Sitting’. Sitting too much can kill you. Sounds dramatic, but it’s true.

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Benefits of a Standing Desk

Boost Productivity at Work

A new study suggests that Standing Desks could boost productivity at workplace by a whopping 46%. Standing helps get things done as it forces you to focus more deeply and plough through work. It reduces fatigue and maintains mental sharpness, something that is not typical of sitting for hours at a workstation.

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