Round 4: Submit Results Now
Monday, February 17 - Sunday, March 1
Deadline for submitting results: Monday, March 9.
There are many ways today to use technology to improve your work life. One option is telecommuting, which enables staff members to work off-site for all or part of the regular workweek. As long as work tasks are completed on time, telecommuting lets people schedule their workdays however they want. This flexibility allows for planning around family responsibilities, working at whatever pace and in whatever environment is most comfortable, and making time for other things that increase health and wellness, like exercise, time outside, or cooking meals at home.
Telecommuting, however, is not suitable for every workplace. If you think your situation could be a potential, talk to your supervisor about if/how telecommuting could be integrated into your life.
Another way to improve the work environment through technology is with sit-stand workstations. According to this article recommended by Duke Ergonomics, standing during the work day has positive impacts on cardiometabolic, musculoskeletal, and mental health. It helps combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, like increased diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and premature mortality. However, since standing or sitting for long periods of time may cause discomfort, sit-stand workstations are suggested for those who have the flexibility move between postures as they please. If this idea appeals to you, we recommend to ask your supervisor if they are open to providing or subsidizing sit-stand workstations in your office. Go ahead, take a stand!