Kinesthetic Offices

People around the world are differentiated by their preferred learning methods. There are those who learn best by listening (auditory learners) and those who need to see that which they are to remember (visual learners). There are also those whose thought processes depend on motor and sensory stimulation. The latter are called kinesthetic learners.

Young kinesthetic learners at school are usually perceived as fidgety and rude. However, an attentive teacher will notice that, for them, movement, sensations (touch, pressure, temperature) and action are a necessary component of the learning process.

You don't grow out of being a kinesthetic learner. This is a personality feature that must also be taken care of in adult life, especially at work. Is a person who depends on movement for effective thought processes sat behind a desk a recipe for disaster? Not necessarily.
It is enough to recognize that such an employee thinks best when they can walk around the office, tap a pen, knead balls from paper, or fidget in a chair.
All of this contributes to the importance of a friendly working environment, the axis of which will be the right seating arrangement at the desk, one that does not interfere, but supports active sitting: swinging, tilting or turning.
Profim have designed two products for which active sitting is the common denominator.
They were both included in the innovative new co-working space Aleja Bielany in Wrocław, designed by mo:delina studio.
Desks were provided with AccisPro chairs, which "move with the seated person" and have a very wide range of adjustments, while Mickey seats, on which you can swing and gently jump, stimulating thought processes, were placed in the spaces set up for meetings and less formal work.
When arranging an office or co-working space, it is worth assuming in advance that there will also be kinesthetic workers among the users and to take care of their chances of efficient work.
This is especially important in places where imagination, creativity and solving complex problems are of utmost importance.
According to Magdalena Niedźwiecka-Anuszczyk, a teacher and trainer at the Sensos Memorial School, "Movement plays an important role in the cognitive process.
Neuroscientists emphasize that cognitive activity is entirely dependent on movement." This means that not only kinesthetic workers will benefit from active sitting.

M. Taraszkiewicz, C. Rosę „Atlas efektywnego uczenia (się)”, 31.10.2022