Since moving to a dual screen environment my level of content output has increased massively. Not only does it improve productivity, but I find my environment much less stressful. When I work from home on a laptop or with my one screen set up, I find myself day dreaming about my desk at work. Who would have thought it?
Just as an example, every week I complete KPI's for ABM. This requires me to have an internet browser open, an excel spreadsheet and website statistics. The basic gist of the task is to collect large amounts of data and to transfer it onto a spreadsheet in a presentable format. On one screen I can complete this task in 3 hours. With dual screens I have this done in 2 hours no problem!
An hour can make a lot of difference. With a busy work schedule, and several tasks to complete before the end of the day, this hour can be the difference in completing another piece of work. Time is money.
Let's look at a few statistics:
The university of Utah completed a recent study, confirming that with two monitors, task productivity increases by 25% and with three monitors 35.5%.
This is a link to a study from Dell. They have created a whitepaper detailing lots of statistics and information about dual screen usage.
What are the true benefits to multi - screen environments?
Overall there are negatives and positives. But truthfully the drawbacks can be easily fixed. Simply manage who requires two or three screens. Monitor internet usage if you truly believe your employees are completing personal tasks. There are affordable monitors on the market that still look good! You don't always need to go for the 24" plus, full HD monitors. At ABM we have some affordable options in stock available for purchase. Most modern PC's have a graphics card that support this function and ports for the screens to.
If you want to try this function out, we can look into your environment and lend you monitors. Throughout this time observe satisfaction and productivity and then decide. We can quote you for screens, fitting and testing if you require.
This opinion may be bias, but it is truthfully worth the business investment. Many companies who have made the transfer have said they would never go back.