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Teknion Expansion Cityline Desking System

Teknion Expansion Cityline: A Desking System That Mimics A Modern City

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Can your workplace mimic the openness and dynamic patterns of an urban landscape? What benefits would that provide? How would that even look? Can there be more than one answer? These are questions that Teknion asked themselves when creating their new desking system: Expansion Cityline.

Similar to a modern city where residents can work and play, Expansion Cityline offers a highly active setting that allows people to shift, collaborate, and also disband when looking to work independently and privately.

We’re looking at some of the common workspace challenges and how the unique features of Expansion Cityline address those dilemmas to create a work environment tailored to your space. When your space is set up to best meet your needs, it helps achieve increased productivity and happier employees.

Maximum Connectivity

Have you ever been sitting at your desk looking for the nearest power source and realized it’s a lot further away than you’d like? Expansion Cityline’s unique design creates a beam infrastructure that maximizes office connectivity. This serves as a structural spine and avenue for data and power, reaching work and social zones across the office. Gone are the days of worrying about power and data as we say hello to the days of maximum connectivity.

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Endless Customization

Does your office have a style or theme that represents your brand and work culture? Maybe it’s modern with varying shades of white, gray and black, or maybe it’s colorful and unique. Whatever the personality of your space, Expansion Cityline can reflect it because the customization options are nearly endless. It provides your space with not only functionality but the visual aesthetic you want.

Accessories include elevated and mounted screens with a choice of surfaces – felt, whiteboard and magnetic metal – to meet personal needs and preferences. Sit & Slide screens allow control of visual privacy. Expansion Cityline also offers storage trays, modular drawers, an elevated shelf with accessories. There is also a range of additional tools designed to adapt workspaces to specific tasks and maintain easy access to task lighting, mobile devices, mini whiteboards and other personal items.

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A Sense of Community

Just like the form and landscape of a metropolitan area, Expansion Cityline offers a sense of community by creating an intriguing workspace while offering many different routes and options for you to choose. This allows you to create a space that’s the right fit for your environment. It encourages collaboration and communication, facilitates privacy and focus, all while inspiring creativity and increasing productivity.

Teknion Expansion Cityline Desking System

5 Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks

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What does your team want?

Employees want a work environment that supports the way they like to live in the rest of their life. For many people, that means a healthier office. Gym memberships, in-office yoga and massage, healthier food options and ergonomic furniture are some of the most commonly requested employee amenities. Some of these are easily achievable, while some may stretch your wallet thin. Thinking about taking the ergonomic furniture route? Take a look at some of the benefits waiting for you and your team by installing height adjustable desks.

Find that perfect balance…literally.

No one wants to sit around all day, but standing all day can lead to just as many problems as sitting if you aren’t keeping your posture in mind. Studies suggest that for every half hour of work, shoot for sitting for 20 of those minutes, standing for 8, and moving around for 2. While you’re standing, your muscles are at work and although you may not feel like you’re burning extra calories, by the end of the day you’ll feel the difference compared to if you were sitting at your desk all day.

Not only are you using the muscles in your lower body, but standing with good posture while working can have an impact on your abdominal muscles as well. So, how much of an impact can it make? Standing for an afternoon has been shown to burn 170 more calories than an equal amount of sitting. Over time, this difference can have a major effect on your weightenergy levels, and overall mood.

What to expect…

Nothing’s ever a guarantee, but here are some common benefits that come with height adjustable desks if your team is able to find that balance of sitting and standing throughout the day:

  • Lowered risk of weight gain/obesity
  • Lowered blood sugar levels
  • Reduced back pain
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Boosted productivity

The bottom line…

Reducing your sitting time can improve your physical, metabolic, and mental health. Now that you’ve discovered the benefits of height adjustable desks, you can take a look at our favorite models right here. If your office doesn’t have (or isn’t considering) height adjustable desks, get your standing time in by taking periodic breaks when you’re able to and go for a walk, do some stretches at your desk, or start an impromptu office dance party. Don’t forget to have fun while you work.