HOW TO ASK YOUR COMPANY FOR A VARIDESK

Today, more and more companies are open to providing standing desk options for employees because they know a healthier workforce has an impact on a company’s healthcare costs. So, what’s the best way to ask your company to buy a standing desk for your workspace? As with most company requests, it helps if you do your homework first. Do some research, ask questions, and consider a few approaches to present the best case you can. Below are just a few suggestions and we've even created tools to help you convince your boss.


  • Consider Your Options With VARIDESK, there's an option for every budget. Whether you're needing an economical desktop model to get your laptop to standing height, something to fit in your cubicle's footprint, or a free-standing, adjustable-height desk replacement, VARIDESK has an option that will work for you. Know what you want — and what you think they'll go for — so you can present a strong, informed request.

  • Make Your Case Standing while working can result in employees that are more focused, engaged, collaborative, and healthy. It's an employer's dream! When you approach your manager or HR director to ask for a standing desk, you should encourage them with your thorough research. Be ready to answer questions and maybe even enlist some coworkers to help you out. Happier, healthier, and more productive employees are great for business!

  • Turn Up the Volume They might be more inclined to hand you the company credit card if you can save them some money by purchasing multiple products at once. VARIDESK offers significant savings when you buy products in bulk, and the discount even applies to our accessories like anti-fatigue mats and monitor arms - all great aids for your new workstyle. Once your boss sees the research and calculates the savings, they might decide to purchase a VARIDESK for everyone on your team.

  • Call the Doctor Some HR or facilities teams may require (or appreciate!) a doctor's note so they can justify a standing desk purchase on their expense reports. If you have back pain or some other physical ailment that might be alleviated by reducing your sitting time, ask your doctor if they’d recommend a sit-stand work station. Having a doctor’s official recommendation on file can be helpful in getting the expense approved.

In the end, asking your company for a standing desk is much like requesting to attend a trade show or soliciting for a software subscription: it's a tool to help you be better at your job. To view and download research and create a business case, visit this helpful resource page.






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