Standing during meetings makes employees more creative, according to researchers at Washington University.

A study, published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal, found that sitting for a long period of time in a meeting makes employees lethargic, while standing keeps them alert and actually stimulates creativity.


Researchers watched two different teams of employees work on a video project. One team stood the whole time and the other team sat. They found that the standing team produced better ideas and better videos than the team that sat. This may lead employers to get rid of chairs in the office.