An interesting article in the New York Times today about a trial of stool height desks in an elementary school which give students the option to stand or sit while doing their work. In some ways this is not so unusual. When I was a student several of my classrooms were set up this way - science labs and art studios come to mind. But this has also been a slow trend in office work and it would be interesting to see if it became much more common if our children grew up working with this kind of desk.
When you read the article you can see that for the kids its all about being able to stand when its more comfortable, or sit if thats better or they are tired. This is the same issues we talk about relative to a flexible workspace. The kids are able to adapt their workplace to allow them to be as productive as possible at any given moment. You don't need any training to do this - its something workers are naturally going to seek. We just need or workplaces to provide the suitable options.
the swinging foot rest is a nice detail!