April 20, 2015
Someone once told me that if I wanted to be productive I should set up an additional monitor in my desk. At first, I found that idea hard to believe because, as a procrastinator, it would probably encourage multitasking. I thought that by switching attention from screen (thus tasks) to screen, I would be less productive. Switching from task to task does make you less productive, but that didn’t happen with the extra monitor. I was wrong: Studies show that adding a monitor could boost your work output by 20 to 30%.
Multiple screens help you see information in front of you at once, instead of clicking around. It’s important that you come up with a system to keep you productive, it’s not as simple as hooking up a monitor. Pixels, not monitors that increased productivity.
Pixel management is the learning how to optimize the screen real estate you have to perform the tasks you need. This set up depends on the type of work one does. For example: a developer might need three or four monitors to optimize their workflow, a writer might just prefer two for writing and research.
If you’re looking to be more productive and don’t know which monitor setup will work for you, check out the research-based tips below created by WebHosting Reviews. Hopefully you will get the most out of your multiple screen set up. Go productivity!
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