MultiTable: Transforming Another Health-Conscious Company
by Kenny Rhoads
Vertical Measures is a full-service Internet marketing agency based in Phoenix. Since its founding ten years ago, it’s become an industry-leading developer of content for clients worldwide. The staff of around 40 people is constantly in motion around the office, interacting with each other as they strategize ways to develop content marketing, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click advertising.
While their offices have used traditional desks, Vertical Measures did purchase several height adjustable desks a few years ago, which they used for “floating” workstations. As the company grew, so did interest from employees to add more standing desks into the mix. So, when the company recently decided to remodel their offices, MultiTable.com approached them to discuss supplying height adjustable desks.
“In the beginning, height adjustable desks weren’t a priority for their makeover. They originally wanted to have a set-up similar to what they have now, with just a few standing desks for employees to use when they wanted,” said Hillary, Operations Support Coordinator at MultiTable. “However, after seeing our mock-up of a desk they decided their employees would all really love to have their own desks, and enjoy having the choice to sit or stand whenever they wanted.” After several Vertical Measures employees saw that mock-up of a MultiTable desk, “they returned to the office and the word spread like a wildfire! Everyone was really excited to have a height adjustable workstation,” she added.
For Vertical Measures, making the shift to height adjustable desks was a no-brainer. “We really value our employees and want to see them live the healthiest lifestyle possible,” said Andi Kuenn, Vice President of Vertical Measures. “We already had a pretty health-conscious team. Many employees walk around our complex several times a day for exercise and walk to the corner grocery store for lunch, instead of driving through a fast food joint.” For Kuenn, buying height adjustable desks seemed like a natural fit, giving Vertical Measure’s offices “a totally updated look, clean and fresh, bright and open.”
The team at MultiTable truly enjoys working with other companies to help them incorporate height adjustable desks into their workplaces. “We firmly believe in the health benefits standing desks offer people,” said Drew de Weerd, President of MultiTable. “Our team likes nothing better than helping others to ditch their sedentary lifestyle.” The initial step in that process is connecting with a company looking to do a makeover. “The first thing we do is visit their current offices to learn and ask about day-to-day work life,” Hillary said. “We then talk about what products would work the best for them. We want to make the office environment the best that it can be, and height adjustable desks provide an affordable way to achieve that…that being said, it’s not just having the choice to stand or sit, it’s the overall functionality of our desks that make a great working environment.”
Vertical Measure’s Kuenn definitely agrees with that. “I love the fact that our new desks will give the office an open feeling, and with the addition of our privacy panels, the employee still feels like they have their own space…right now they have bulky, dark wood desks and everything feels very crammed in. I can’t wait for that to change,” she added.
Hillary hopes the success of Vertical Measures’ makeover will inspire other companies to choose standing desks. “We’re reaching out to other firms that have a similar health-conscious mindset to work with us, beginning in the planning stages of new projects, to incorporate height adjustable desks into the design of new office environments,” she said. ”We’ve found that employees tend to be more enthusiastic about big office changes when they feel they’re a part of the plan and can take ownership of those changes.”
In an upcoming blog, we’ll take you to Vertical Measures’ new offices and share pictures of their transformation. If your office is ready for a makeover, contact MultiTable.com and learn more about how our bulk pricing can help you embrace the Height of Healthy Design® with an office that’s affordable, modern, and flexible.
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