Why Employees Need 2 Monitors (Or More!)

Submitted by Tech Support on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 12:19
two workers collaborating on two screen setup

Have you ever seen a workplace setup where the worker has two or more monitors? It might look somewhat like the a control center, or even the cabin of a spaceship--but the truth is that it comes with a lot of benefits for the here and now. Let's take a look at why this office technology upgrade is a great fit for your business!

Why a 2-Monitor Setup is the Future of Office Technology

When it comes to office technology, you probably spend most of your time thinking about printers, computers, networks, and servers. After all, these are the key elements of any tech setup; without them, there would be no need for even one monitor, let alone two or more.

But once you have all those other pieces in place, you need an effective way to interact with them. That's where a two-monitor setup comes in.

The future of tech

Let's be honest: You're probably not cutting down on the amount of technology in your business. In fact, you're likely increasing it--which means employees are interacting with more apps, software solutions, machines, and other digital tools than ever before.

As a result, a traditional workspace can get a little crowded and cramped. Think about the time and effort it takes to switch between your desktop computer and laptop in the middle of a task, or to juggle 10+ tabs when researching an important project. Without an easy way to view all these elements, you're left manually switching from one to the next--and that's not just frustrating; it also opens the door for human error and even security issues if you're not watching closely enough.

The truth is that modern needs involve more things than can fit on a single monitor. That's why your employees, customers, and business at large can benefit from a two-monitor setup.

Benefits of a smarter workspace

Why should you consider adding more monitors when one has worked all this time? Let's take a look at the benefits:

Increased productivity

Imagine your entire office working at 200% capacity. It makes sense; after all, if your current one-monitor setup enables 100% capacity, adding another monitor should double that, right?

No matter what the numbers look like, it's clear that multiple monitors increases productivity by allowing employees to more effectively manage and complete digital tasks.

Boosted employee and customer satisfaction

Today's workers expect a high level of digital and technological literacy. If your office technology can't keep up, they'll start to get frustrated on the job.

With a two-monitor setup, however, they can feel like the captains of their own spaceships. They'll have all their advanced tech easily visible and within reach--and, as a result, they'll be able to serve customers more efficiently.

Support for hybrid and remote work

With video meetings and other online solutions on the rise, it's vital to structure your office technology in ways that support hybrid and remote work environments. Having multiple monitors allows employees to run a meeting on one screen and reference important notes or projects on another.

Simplified workspaces

Have you ever heard the saying that a cluttered desk leads to a cluttered mind? When you're trying to manage multiple devices and software solutions at once, this is particularly true. Luckily, smarter utilization of office technology--for example, adding another monitor or two--helps employees cut the clutter and improve focus, morale, organization, productivity, and more.

How to Improve Your Office Technology Game With Managed IT

Adding another monitor to every workspace in your office might seem overwhelming at first. Luckily, managed IT services can save the day.

It all begins with an IT audit. This is a close look at your existing environment, providing all kinds of helpful data about how your setup is currently used, what its strengths look like, and where its weaknesses are. You and your managed IT provider will work together to overcome these issues by strategically implementing and upgrading office technology.

In simple terms, that means you'll have the support you need to choose, budget for, and install all those extra monitors. You'll also have the insight necessary to make other improvements along the way--like connecting mobile devices to those monitors in secure ways or improving your digital collaboration strategy.

Conclusion

A two-monitor workspace really is the future. Take one look at an employee with multiple monitors at their disposal and you'll immediately see why this is the case.

However, it can be tricky to plan for this kind of office technology upgrade. That's why you need managed IT services to help identify the best place to start and track your progress as you make improvements. Plus, it's not just your office technology that will benefit; your entire tech setup can be strengthened, too.

It's time to step into the future. Contact us today to see how managed IT can help upgrade your office technology in all the right ways--like adding those extra monitors.

 

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