Sometimes, less is not always more. According to recent studies, having multiple screens can dramatically boost productivity levels. Recent studies have also found that productivity levels among people working on editing tasks was higher with two monitors than those editing with just one. Other research indicates that the addition of a third monitor also further increased productivity levels. Simply put, when it comes to work productivity levels, more space means greater productivity.
How dual monitors affect productivity?
Dual monitors offer workers more screen space, and allows two pages to be shown at any one time. This type of setup is perfect for office work, graphic manipulation, and many other types of work.
1. Reduce Downtime
Dual monitor setups are durable; however, if something happens to one monitor, employees can continue to work using the second monitor without experiencing any productivity or data loss. There is no other monitor setup that can offer this type of flexibility.
2. Increase Workflow on the Computer
When using two monitors from a single computer, each employee can easily run multiple applications at once without having to change windows - basically doubling the amount of available workspace. Dual monitors also make it simple to drag and drop data from one application to another.
3. Optimise work performance
Other than increasing productivity, there are a few other benefits of having dual monitors:
- Helps display more content
- Swpa between applications easily
- Easily navigate multiple windows
- View documents side-by-side
What are the benefits of having multiple monitors or screens?
1. They are simple to use
Dual monitors are extremely easy to use, especially considering the many advantages they provide. Most computers and laptops support dual monitors and don’t require any additional software to set up. Using two monitors is no different than using a single monitor, anyone who can already use a computer can instantly adapt to having an extra screen.
Moving a window or application from one monitor to another is as simple as dragging it from one screen to the next. Most applications will typically remember which monitors you use it on so, after the initial setup, the computer will know what programs you want to open on each monitor.
2. Dual monitor setups work well with laptops
One massive advantage of dual monitors is that they are compatible with almost every single laptop and mobile device. Laptops typically have small screens that can be more challenging to work on. But when you easily attach a second monitor, you more than double your workspace.
3. They allow you to organise your desktop
Dual monitors essentially give you double the desktop space, which reduces the cluttering on your screen. Is your desktop full of pinned apps and documents? You can move some of them to the second screen and free up some of the space that they take up, making it easier to stay organised.
While you might think that having two screens in front of you would provide more distractions than only having one, however, the opposite is true. With a dual monitor setup, you no longer have to switch between tabs while you are working and can view everything at once without interrupting your workflow. Most designers have some type of workflow that involves using multiple programs at any given time - maybe they’re flipping back and forth between Indesign and Photoshop. Whatever the case may be, it's very unlikely that workers would only have one program open and would not be moving around at least periodically.