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The 8th Habit Of Highly Effective People: Standing Office With Lifting Desk

Jan 28, 2021

Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" is regarded by many as the bible for career growth. This book introduces seven habits to help people achieve rapid growth and efficient communication.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Proactive habit: This is an aggressive attitude. Individuals must not only take actions but also be responsible for their actions.

The habit of constant renewal: the habit of lifelong learning, only those who have the ability to think, learn, adapt and create can be invincible.

The habit of starting with the end: goal-oriented, planning your current life and work from the goal.

The habit of the most important thing first: prioritize the priorities, concentrate on solving the urgent matters, and not be distracted by other trivial matters.

The habit of win-win thinking: treat life as a stage of cooperation rather than a battlefield. Things are not black and white. Only by benefiting others can a win-win situation.

The habit of knowing the enemy and understanding oneself: first seek to understand the other party, and then strive to let the other party understand themselves and cultivate empathy.

The habit of integrating and synthesizing: the combination of win-win motivation, empathic communication skills and the integration of the synergy can not only break resistance, but even turn resistance into motivation.

But here are only seven habits of highly effective people. What is the eighth?

Before talking about the eighth habit, let's first look at a set of office environments from Silicon Valley:

Silicon Valley

Godaddy (the world's largest domain name registrar) Silicon Valley office building, this is just a corner. Most of them are standing and working, and some driving cars.


Designer Robb Godshaw and his colleagues build hamster bunkers and work while exercising.

Google Standing Office

Google Standing Office.

Look, did you find it? These internationally renowned companies and social elites are no longer confined to just sitting while working, but to stand and exercise while working. Why? Here we will mention the eighth habit of high-performance people we are talking about: the habit of health and physical management.

Stephen's 7 habits are all about teaching us how to grow faster and achieve goals, but if you neglect the management of your body and health, you may progress more slowly.

Because sedentary is not only the enemy of health, but also the enemy of efficiency.

First of all, we should know that sitting for a long time is harmful to health. It is not just sitting for a long time. As long as you maintain a posture for a long time, it is not good for your body.

In addition to causing continuous stress on the spine and endangering the health of the cervical and lumbar spine, prolonged sitting can easily induce various chronic diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists "sedentary" as one of the ten leading causes of death. According to statistics, more than 2 million people die every year due to sedentary sitting in the world. It is estimated that by 2020, 70% of diseases worldwide will be caused by sedentary sitting.

Secondly, sedentary affects work efficiency. When sitting for a long time, the blood circulation in the body slows down and the blood supply to the brain is insufficient, which causes a decrease in concentration and affects efficiency. Prolonged sitting has even been confirmed to be related to Alzheimer's disease.

Therefore, the elites of Silicon Valley choose to stand or move to improve their health and efficiency. But in our actual work, there is rarely such an open office environment to let us try more office possibilities, but you can still choose the most convenient standing office, just a weiwo desk is enough.

Weiwo lifting table not only has a lifting range of 60-128cm, but also has a custom sedentary reminder and height memory function, which is convenient to use and can help develop a good habit of sitting and standing alternate. And the whole lifting process is also very smooth, stable and no noise.

So is standing office really effective?

At Facebook, more than 250 employees use standing desks. When the physical examination report suggests that long-term sitting causes health problems, the employees unanimously request the establishment of a standing desk. In an interview with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal, Facebook employees said that: Standing desks can keep the office energy index constantly high.

To develop these high-efficiency habits can not be practiced overnight, but changing a lifting desk can be achieved immediately, then, efficient office starts by changing the way of office work!

--By Weiwo