Want to improve the productivity of your staff? The solution can be as simple as adding monitors, keyboards, and a mouse.

Adding a second computer monitor will result in faster data entry as well as the ability to compare products side-by-side, transfer data from one document to another and other capabilities. In fact, studies show that using a dual monitor system increases overall work productivity by 20-30%.

New technologies such as voice-to-text and touchscreen keyboards seem great, but they actually come with a lot of disadvantages compared to a traditional keyboard. Voice-to-Text has the potential for misheard words which forces you to carefully check over each document you narrate. Some speech recognition systems don't automatically add punctuation, further reducing efficiency. Typing on a touch screen requires an on-screen keyboard, which lacks the tactile response of a real keyboard and places your hands at an awkward position, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. Incorrect hand posture causes the horizontal and vertical bending of the wrists, medically known as ulnar deviation and pronation respectively. This is also an issue with laptop keyboards, which is why an external keyboard is an excellent choice for your staff’s well-being AND productivity.

Like the keyboard, the computer mouse is an older technology that remains superior to its newfangled counterparts. It’s the navigational instrument of choice for a graphic designer or anyone doing intricate work on a computer, with has significant ergonomic and efficiency benefits compared to a trackpad on a laptop or a touchscreen computer.

These are just a few simple ways that an office can help raise productivity. But what would it cost to have these time-saving items added to your office? Not much actually. Here at Office Furniture Center we sell used electronics at a fraction of the cost of brand new out-of-the-box technology.

If you’re looking to make some end of the year facility budget purchases, we think spending that budget on equipment that will increase your offices overall productivity. Shop with us