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The Office Shows How Important Ergo Desks Really Are

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Did you see the recent episode of the Office where Michael and Gabe are talking to Jo? Here's the picture: Michael's sitting at his desk, Gabe is standing next to him, and they're video-conferencing with Jo (Kathy Bates) over some issue or another. As you can imagine with Gabe standing next to Michael who is at eye level with Jo, Jo isn't getting he best view of Gabe. She demands that he sit, so she doesn't see his, well, you know...poor Gabe. he just isn't getting anywhere at Dunder Mifflin.

The Office Shows How Important Ergo Desks Really Are

Anyway, the funny thing to me was how awkward the whole situation was, no matter what position Gabe was in. Even when he squatted down to be at eye level, he was still squeezing in next to Michael, and the whole set-up was just bizarre. I started I was imagining how common this really is. Unlike the vast majority of the Office, this is one snapshot that actually mimics real office problems. When co-workers need to collaborate, there has to be a better solution than cramming two chairs next to each other at one of their desks. Yet another reason to get an adjustable height desk. That way you can sit or stand and enjoy the ergonomic benefits of a change in position that should decrease work-related stress and/or injuries in your back, neck, and shoulders. But now, you can also raise the height to collaborate with another two or three co-workers without the awkward feeling of having them lean over your shoulder. Plus, if you ever have to video-conference from one of your offices, your boss won't have to remind you to reposition yourself.