How Can You Use Multiple Displays to Increase Productivity?
Did you know that using multiple displays at work can boost employee productivity 20-30%? While we traditionally think of dual monitors as something only graphic designers need, they can help increase employee productivity and satisfaction in almost any industry or position.
Two or more monitors allow you to accomplish the same tasks as with just one, but in less time and with less effort or hassle. Difficult or encompassing tasks can be made less overwhelming, while simple processes can be completed even more quickly.
With multiple monitors, you can:
- Display more content at once
- Use more applications simultaneously
- View multiple windows without moving to front, minimizing, etc.
- View documents side by side to edit, compare, or copy and paste
With LCD monitors being cheaper than they ever have been, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your office equipment. Recognizing this trend, most business computers being produced now come standard with builtin support for up to 3 displays without the need for any extra peripherals or accessories. It’s easier than ever to upgrade to multiple monitors to increase your employee’s productivity.
Benefits of Dual (or Triple) Monitors
If you’re trying to compile or write a document, take notes, do research, or use any two or three documents at the same time, you will have them all open on your desktop. When tabbing between windows, you have to read the data, remember it, input as much as you can, and then tab back to read or extract more.
Switching between windows slows you down and hinders your accuracy. It also causes interruptions in concentration, causing you to get distracted. To pull one piece of data from one document to another, it’s estimated you have to tab between windows 13 times. If you’re compiling a lot of information, that number is much higher!
If you have two or three monitors, you can see all relevant documents simultaneously. You can read data while you input it into another document. You don’t have to worry about accuracy, remembering information, or getting distracted by an irrelevant window – all the information you need is right in front of you. Plus, you don’t waste time tabbing between windows dozens of times.
It’s estimated that having multiple monitors can save up to 2 hours per day per employee. If you have 10 employees, that’s 100 hours a week and over 500 per year. This adds to your bottom line!
Some tasks that can be improved upon with multiple monitors include:
- Data entry or data compiling
- Drafting an email using source material at the same time
- Comparing products side by side
- Comparing an image or website to the original
- Spreading large spreadsheets or images across two monitors
Multiple monitors has also shown to benefit employee satisfaction and well-being. Employees can organize their screens, have more customization options, and more easily track tasks. Having more choices is beneficial for job satisfaction and self-satisfaction in general. Happy employees are productive employees!
Get Solutions for Your Business with Outsource IT
Upgrading your systems to dual or triple monitors can boost employee productivity and therefore increase your profit margin. Outsource IT provides business solutions to companies looking to make this popular upgrade.
We can help you find the systems that support multiple monitors as well as the right monitors for your industry. We also provide mounting solutions for multiple monitors with ergonomics in mind. The ergonomics of multiple monitors differs from just having one monitor, and we can make recommendations to keep your employees comfortable.
For more information about how multiple monitors can benefit your business, employees, and bottom line, contact Outsource IT. We can help you find the tech solutions that are right for your company!