Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sitting Won't Get the Better of Us! -- Standing Desk Update

Our colleagues, Mike Schmidt and Kevin Brooks are busy installing our new standing desks. We purchased the Ergotron standing desk. (We got better pricing purchasing in bulk.) The Ergotron works well with our current furniture and it's easy to raise and lower. The feedback from staff members that have been set up so far is very positive. 

Once the installation is complete, we'll have Zack, our ergonomics expert, come in and help people make adjustments. We've created a waiting list for people that want one now that they've seen them. We eventually hope to accommodate everyone that wants a standing desk. I know can't wait to get mine. 

Do you want to make the case for standing desks in your workplace? If so, check out the collection of articles we've put together. We used many of them when we pitched the idea here. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Communication Evolution -- ASHA in the News

We're on the cover of Employee Benefit News! Last December, Vlad Gyster at Airbo asked me if I'd be interested in talking with Andrea Davis at Employee Benefit News (EBN) for a story she was working on for their January issue about communicating with millennials. Andrea and I talked and then EBN sent a photographer out to our office. He did a whole photo shoot with millennial ASHA staffers and our HR team. Then, the January issue came out and we weren't in it. Bummer. Well, lo and behold, out comes the September issue and we're on the cover. You'll find the story on page sixteen.

When you're interviewed for a story like this, you never know how you'll come across. (I've had a garbled quote or two attributed to me in the past.) Nick Otto wrote a good story and I'm pleased that ASHA has been recognized for trying to communicate with staff in an engaging way. That's something that is near and dear to my heart.