Okay . . . I’ve heard about the seating debate raging on a few email loops, but I knew the story had hit the big time when I read about it in the Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ, the chair of choice these days isn’t a chair at all . . . but a big, rubber ball. Exercise balls, usually priced at about $25, are a lot cheaper than an Aeron chair (usually over $1,000) and probably a lot more fun. Like the chair pictured here? You can get one at www.fitball.com for $109.95.
According to the WSJ, employees at BlueSky Strategies in Toronto have races on ball chairs when they need a break.
I do tend to get up feeling stiff and creaky after a long day at the desk, but I’m not sure a ball chair is the answer. For one thing, Babe would probably try to carry it around, so it’d pop in a matter of minutes. For another, I’m afraid I’d drift off in thought and roll backward. And how am I supposed to lean back, prop my feet on the desk, and watch a video on a ball chair? Shudder. They might be fun for a while, but not for all day. Still, if it’s your thing . . . go for it. And let me know how it feels. 🙂