Looking for ways to be more productive? The Wall Street Journal had an interesting blog post recently on a study that says larger computer monitors can make you more productive. The study, by professors at the University of Utah, was funded by NEC, which makes computer monitors, so believe what you will. But still, it has a ring of truth: Apparently, people using a 24-inch monitor completed tasks like editing a document or copying numbers between spreadsheets in the study 52% faster than those using an 18-inch monitor. While the study found people using the larger monitor could save 2.5 hours a day, it also noted that few people were likely to sit and work for eight hours straight, either.
Still, it really made me want a bigger monitor. Is anyone in IT listening?
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