Working from home is quickly becoming a necessary arrangement due to the coronavirus. But prior to the pandemic, many office employees were already attracted to the flexibility and freedom that come with working remotely.
In the U.S., 5 million employees work from home at least occasionally; this figure makes up about 3.6 percent of the American workforce. 3.6 percent may not seem like much, but it represents a 173 percent increase from 2005 to 2018.
Advancements in web-based technologies such as cloud computing and telecommunication are some of the main factors fueling work-from-home trends in many industries. Both employers and employees are also growing more appreciative of progressive workplace practices and policies.
Some of the main disadvantages when working from home are distractions, poor work-life balance, and low productivity. These can be solved by designating a modern workstation or home office.
But this creates another problem. Most of us live in houses that can't accommodate a generously-spaced office. Laying out a workspace in an already congested house or apartment calls for some creativity; that's where the new ZenStation comes in.
The ZenStation Is The Latest In Electric Movable Desks Tech
The ZenStation is an adjustable, movable desk designed for the home-based worker looking for an elegantly simple alternative to the traditional office desk. The desk's simple construction features of an electrically-adjustable (height-wise) metal frame and a top that's made from locally-sourced, recycled wood.
Are you a full-time home-based worker? Do you like to work from the comfort of your home occasionally, or are you thinking about ditching the daily commute and working completely remotely?
If so, here are five attractive reasons why you should consider getting a ZenStation for your home office.
A recent study found that office workers are among the most sedentary segment of the modern workforce. The 146 desk-based workers who participated in this survey spent between 70 and 85 percent of their work time sitting down. Alarmingly, extended, unbroken sitting durations of more than 30 minutes accounted for more than a third of this time.
The researchers found that prolonged uninterrupted sitting among office workers had negative impacts on essential cardiometabolic indicators such as blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels, and vigor.
In the health-centric world we live in today, such studies prove the direct relationship between comfort and good health, especially in work environments, which is where most people spend the majority of their time. Ergonomic office furniture is no longer a choice for workers slaving behind a desk all day but a necessity. Comfortable or ergonomic desks can help alleviate neck and back pains, fatigue, and long-term musculoskeletal disorders.
Sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a popular solution to quell the sedentary behavior of office workers. The idea of SSD is that the worker alternates between sitting and standing at least twice every hour. This practice improves blood flow and wades off exhaustion.
The ZenStation is designed with this ergonomic flexibility in mind. Its desktop can be raised anywhere from 29.5" and 49.3" by the push of a button. The desk has three programmable memory settings, so you only have to set your most comfortable height positions once.
With these features, you can instantly and effortlessly alternate between sitting and standing while remaining focused on the work at hand.
When setting up a home office, space management can be a massive headache, especially if you're furnishing the place with traditional office furniture designed for larger layouts.
Many home-based office workers oend up using insufficient desks in the name of space economy. Apart from discomfort, the last thing you want is a desk that feels claustrophobic.
Although the ZenStation is designed for efficient space usage, it is not what you’d call small. The desktop measures 46” long and 26” wide. This 1196 square-inch real estate is more than adequate for the average office worker.
There is enough space on the desk for a wide desktop display, keyboard, writing space, and lunch. What’s more, the desk is lightweight, so you can easily move it to any location in the room.
The designers have taken a minimalistic approach to constructing both the desktop and its support frame. The desk stands on just two beams of a hollow metal frame, and all the fittings and cables are hidden within the structure itself. Frankly, the entire design seams featureless until you realize the ZenStation is a rigid electric desk that can support up to 176 lbs.
There is a beauty and unique appeal that comes from stripping designs down to their very essentials without compromising quality and functionality. Minimalism, even in every-day objects such as furniture, promotes clarity of the mind and a sense of purpose, and is also visually-friendly. In a way, working with neat tools creates a ripple effect that motivates organization and neatness in one's work.
Having a neat and visually pleasing office space at home that is nothing like any cooperate office also provides a much-needed break from the monotonous workplace environment.
Electric Movable Desks Boost Productivity
Never underestimate the impact that your work environment has on your overall productivity. A survey identified workplace distractions as one of the leading productivity killers in a conventional office environment. 54 percent of high-performing employees find their workplaces too distracting to fully realize their potential.
With a dedicated workstation at home, you can stay away from both home and office disruptions. You also get to set your own work hours and schedule, allowing you to control and utilize your most productive time of day (or night). Plus, you can always customize or decorate your private workspace with themes or features that put you in a work-focused mindset.
It might surprise you to learn that small personalization touches, such as placing a plant or a painting on your desk, can significantly improve your productivity. Also, factors like the desk’s location, lighting, and orientation play a part in the level of productivity and focus. Luckily, with a versatile and flexible office desk, you can at least control most of these productivity factors.
Besides the physical health benefits, a personal home desk can also improve your mental and emotional health profoundly. For starters, you'll be able to make critical choices that enhance your work-life balance. The level of flexibility and freedom associated with a dedicated home-based workstation should minimize the chances of worker burnout by reducing work-related stresses.
Mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health in a work environment. Employers usually go to great lengths to ensure their workers maintain mental and emotional stability. Poor psychological health can have far-reaching ramifications in an individual's work performance, and can negatively influence a person's behavior, creativity, focus, and motivation for work.
A home-based workspace provides a serene environment free of stressful stimuli. Psychological wellness not only determines work productivity but can also affect personal and professional relationships. In addition, severe psychological conditions can manifest as physical symptoms such as obesity and heart problems.
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More and more organizations are adopting and even encouraging work-from-home policies. Many employers now realize that having remote workers saves operational costs and also improves workers' morale, subsequently boosting productivity.
This arrangement is also advantageous to the home-based workers since they get a highly flexible work environment and don’t have to put up with the daily commute. So, it's a win-win for both the employers and employees.
There is also a growing number of entrepreneurs and contractors who prefer to work from home instead of renting out office spaces. This is why the ZenStation makes so much sense in the modern workplace landscape.
Although the ZenStation is aimed at home offices, it can still be used in a conventional office. Its size and design make it ideal for temporally office workers and those with few office tasks. So instead of setting up a traditional desk that only takes up space and goes unused most of the time, it’s more practical to use a smaller, convenient desk.
Get your electric adjustable desk today from Zenbooth and bring comfort and elegance to your home-office life. We’ll deliver the ZenStation to your doorstep within seven days. And if you don’t like it, you can have us collect it for free within 30 days.