Have you ever wished that you had two monitors when you were using your computer? Have you found it frustrating to swap between different programmes and pages? And if you are a business owner, do you want your team to be more efficient and productive? It’s probably pretty easy to answer ‘yes’ to all three. So it’s surprising that two monitor (or more) work setups are quite rare. In this article from Relativity, the business technology experts based in Uckfield, in East Sussex with global clients, we look at the reasons why it makes a lot of sense to invest in more than one monitor. It could be just the solution you are looking for and it’s relatively inexpensive to do.

What is a dual monitor setup?

This allows you to use two screens that operate from a single computer. It therefore extends your workspace and most computers have the capacity to handle two monitors. You can run multiple applications all at once without having to change windows. And it isn’t that difficult to set up a second monitor although you may have to think about a bigger desk! With more people now working remotely, it’s definitely important to have the right setup to ensure high levels of productivity and focus are maintained.

Why invest in two monitors?

  • A more convenient way to work
  • Inexpensive and easy to setup
  • Saves you time and effort
  • Benefits the whole team
  • Helps you maintain focus
  • Brings increased productivity

Increased productivity and focus with two screens

It may only take seconds to close one window down and open another but when you consider how many times you do this every day, those seconds soon mount up. It’s not difficult to see how over a year, how much time could be saved with two monitors. You’ll also be able to maintain your focus better as you can have your emails open on one screen whilst dealing with something else on the other screen. You can stay focused on what you are doing unless something really urgent comes up on the other screen.

Better team communication and collaboration

Why Invest In Two Monitors? A second monitor will make it easier to collaborate with colleagues, as you will be able to keep shared ideas on the one screen whilst working on the other. You’ll have that additional space to collaborate with team members. You can also keep in touch with customers and clients without interrupting your work. Virtual meetings have of course become key during the pandemic and a second screen becomes invaluable, whichever system you are using.

  • Reduced downtime – if one monitor fails, you can still work
  • Simple to drag and drop data from one application to another
  • Participate in a video conference call whilst collaborating on another project
  • Reference materials can be on one screen during a call or meeting
  • Easily compare different files and projects

How can Relativity help your business become more productive and efficient?

Here at Relativity, we hope that you have found our article interesting and an option that you might consider using to boost productivity, collaboration and communication in the workplace. We hope we have answered the question, why invest in two monitors. If we can help with any of your IT services, do get in touch. We will be able to advise you on the most suitable technology for your business. Call us on 01825 280123 or email info@relativity.co.uk for more information. And remember, there are very few situations when one monitor is better than two. As with all things, it may take a short time to get used to it, but the benefits will certainly be worth it.

Read our other recent posts:

Why Invest In Two Monitors?