Coworking spaces are not (and don’t want to be) classic offices. One of the most valued things by the coworkers is having a space where they feel comfortable and where they can be themselves, without the need of pretending or following the usual business rules. The work rules have changed, and coworking spaces try to adapt to this new model.
To be seated eight hours a day, apart from not being entertaining, can even be bad for your health. Nido’s coworkers walk around the space while they are using their phones, relax while having a coffee or they work for a while on the sofa.
For one of the coworkers, a couple of days ago, none of these was enough. She had a bit of back pain and she didn’t want to stay seated, but she had a lot to do and she wanted to keep working. So, with one of the stools from the relax area, she quickly made a “standing desk” and she could relax her back a couple of hours, until she wanted to seat again.
This is one of the great things about coworking. You don’t have to adapt to the space, the space is built by the daily use by its members. I loved the idea of the DIY “standing desk” and I will be using it sometimes, when my body asks me to stand up. And probably others coworkers will do as well.