Friday, December 07, 2012

Another Reason Why Mobility Is Important For Organizations

I learned from the HR department in SAP Palo Alto recently that there has been a sudden increase in requests for desks that let you work while standing. I suspect that many of my colleagues read the article in the Wall Street Journal that said "Sitting for more than 4 hours a day increases the risk of heart disease significantly." If you think about it, standing and moving around during the day is natural for human beings. We were not designed by evolution to sit is a place and stare at a screen for eight hours a day.

 

Mobile devices are doing their bit to make us get up an move around a bit. Mobility might even bring down the rate of heart disease a bit in organizations. I think organizations should consider investment in mobile devices as an investment in employee wellness.

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