The Tech Academy's Revamp Will Boost Student's Productivity

The Tech Academy plans to revamp its classroom for the sake of boosting student's productivity.

Portland, OR, October 11, 2016 --( Plans to revamp The Tech Academy's classroom is in the works. Last week, the Portland coding bootcamp bought two new desks and have set them up in the live project nook.

As for the other desks, they are expected to be shipped in next week. They will have to be assembled by a Tech Academy employee.

This subtle change to the school will attract new students. Their outdated desks made the classroom look rough around the edges, but the new ones will be one step closer to an upgraded finished look.

Rumors around the school have circulated that next week's shipping will be standing desks with adjustable height. Some say this will keep them productive, while others say it will feel uncomfortable. So, are standing desks more comfortable?

According to a study by Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health, yes they are. According to the study, "The study, which monitored 167 employees in a Texan call center over a six-month period, found that employees using stand-capable desks were more productive than their colleagues in standard, seated desks."

Additionally, people's productivity increased over time. According to the study, "In the first month, the stand-capable group had 23 percent more successful calls than their seated colleagues, and by the sixth month, they had 53 percent more successful calls."

Aside from making people more productive, it's also better for everyone's health. Standing desks made people sit less.

"Prolonged sitting has been linked with many health risks, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. So it’s not too surprising that standing workers exemplified better health habits, including decreased sedentary time and physical discomfort, as well as higher steps and burned calories," according to the study.
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Ashley Glantz