October 26, 2011

Seeing Double

In business and in life in general, you can’t be in two places at once, and it seems everyone is fighting the clock. Every second counts, and seconds add up to minutes, hours and days. Wherever possible, it’s helpful to save time and work more efficiently. This leads to increased productivity and potentially increased revenue. We’ve got an interesting tip here that can make this a reality, as well as make for a happier worker and workspace. Enter multiple computer monitors.



When working with multiple computer monitors, your workspace instantly expands and you are able to lay more tasks out at once. With this approach, you can see what the tasks at hand are, but how does this benefit you? For one, it makes cross checking and revising almost instantaneous. In a study done by the University of Utah, it was concluded that multiple monitors lead to an increase in task tracking by 45%, leaving the user with 33% fewer errors and increasing edits at a 16% faster rate. It is clear that this arrangement allows for a quicker revision process, but how fast can you move forward?


When working on new tasks, the multiple monitors are a great productivity tool. Now that you have established a larger working space and a solid revision process, it’s time to take on new assignments. Think of it as getting a larger desk in the same office. You can lay out numerous documents and resource material side by side, without having to switch between windows or programs, jockeying palettes or toolbars, etc. In the same study, researchers found that users increased their performance speed by 32% and were able to access and complete their tasks 6% faster. It should be noted too that 24% of users reported a “more comfortable experience,” with the addition of the second monitor. It would seem that more is a good thing.

Keeping Focus

Simply adding more monitors doesn’t mean the tasks will complete themselves. It’s important to keep in mind that when working with a team of any size, this is an effective approach, but your team needs to personalize the space to fit your workflow needs. Organization is key, especially in a situation such as this. It’s time to make the most of what you’ve got!

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