Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that all employees will be given a standing desk at Apple Park, the company's new headquarters. "We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it's much better for your lifestyle," said Cook in a recent Bloomberg interview.
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According to Business Insider, Cook has previously stressed health as one of Apple Watch's key features including simply setting alerts to stand up every hour during the workday, originally cited in a 2015 Guardian article.
“Ten minutes before the hour, it will remind you to move," said Cook. “If I sit for too long, it will actually tap me on the wrist to remind me to get up and move, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer,” said Cook during an on-stage interview at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference.
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Standing desks, like MojoDesk, are an essential part of employee wellness programs that have become more common over the last few years - and for good reason. The benefits are, in short, happier and healthier employees. These programs are proven to increase productivity and retention, reduce sick days, and lower health care costs.
Sit-to-stand ergonomic solutions have also extended to not just single desks but "team benching" This is an interlocking and expandable system that encourages collaboration as well as maximizing office square footage.
About MojoDesk and Mojo Pro:
MojoDesk is a line of electric sit-to-stand desks that are as beautiful as they are functional and minimalistic. In addition to the desk models available at getyourmojo.com, a design service called Mojo Pro is available. This includes bulk order discounts, pre-assembly, installation, and customization for all floorplans and needs.
For over 25 years MojoDesk's parent company, Xybix, has designed and installed adjustable-height desks for the FBI, Mayo Clinic, and thousands of 911 call centers. All desks are made at our Denver area factory and headquarters.
Each desktop is finished with UL Greenguard certified 3-D NextGen laminate with contoured front edges for maximum wrist comfort. MojoDesk is supported by a steel frame designed for stability that adjusts up to over 50” tall with zero keyboard bounce even at the highest position. An innovative magnetic cable management system, called MAGicSnap, hides all wires for a clean, uncluttered look. Desktops are available in 6 finishes: American Oak, Concrete, Carbon Fiber, Obsidian Oak, Natural Maple, and White.