The Case for 'Free-Range' Knowledge Workers

November 14, 2014 4:24 PM

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Research shows that sedentary desk jobs may be hazardous to our health. As a response to the health threat of extended sitting, some offices have embraced ergonomics and adopted the use of standing desks or even treadmill desks. There are "yoga hacks" and exercises to help us undo the damage. There are even apps that remind us when to take breaks from our computers -- technology to help us disconnect from technology.

Are we missing the point when we focus on our posture and movement merely in terms of optimizing or retaining productivity? Can we go further in rethinking how millions of us work in the knowledge economy? Standing desks and reminders to take more breaks serve as palliatives to the potentially harmf...

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