It is very easy to argue that in today’s cloud-based era that businesses should focus on solutions that are directed towards employees that are on-the-go. However, work space productivity at a desktop set-up can be equally important.
Whether your employees are working on desktop machines, laptops, tablets or our favored Microsoft Surface, creating an environment that is efficient and can interface with multiple screens can have a huge impact on productivity.
The biggest benefits to mention are that dual monitors can help increase productivity, increase communication ability and increase the size of smaller tablet or laptop screen.
Per multiple studies performed in recent years, productivity increases by up to 30% when an employee is using dual monitors. Multiple screens can be opened at the same time which decreases the need to tab back and forth within the programs they are working in. For example, inputting information into a spreadsheet is much easier when the spreadsheet is open on one screen and the needed data is up on the second, there is no need to continually click back and forth between minimized tabs.
Increase Communication Ability
Video sharing applications like Skype offer a great purpose for dual monitors. An employee can use one screen to video chat with another co-worker or client and can use the other screen as reference for information that may need to be covered within the meeting.
Dual monitors allow a smaller screen like that of a tablet or laptop to be made larger. Kensington.com reports that “According to the Wall Street Journal, people using a 24-inch screen completed the tasks 52% faster than people who used an 18-inch monitor; people who used two 20-inch monitors were 44% faster than those with 18-inch screens. The study concluded that someone using a larger monitor could save 2.5 hours a day.”- The Benefits of Adding a Second Screen
“On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.” - How I Work: Bill gates
And who are we to argue with the productivity skills of Bill Gates?
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