Using more than one monitor at your desktop workstation was once considered to be a luxury for hard-core gamers and graphic designers. However, since the implementation of the flat-panel monitor, valuable real estate on your desk has opened up. Combined with rapidly falling prices for desktop monitors, and it’s the perfect time for you to upgrade your desktop with another monitor.
But that second monitor isn’t just a status symbol. It’ll most likely improve your efficiency – by as much as 50% when performing certain tasks – and it’ll save you time. Did you know that when you switch between programs on your computer using Alt+Tab, not only do you have to wait for that new window to load, your brain actually experiences a short delay as both it and your eyes readjust. Over the course of a day, you lose a considerable amount of time, potentially measurable in hours, due to those delays.
So instead of wasting your time on non-billable tasks, you can be providing actual legal counsel to your clients, or spending some valuable time with your friends and family. Or drinking and watching the game. Who am I to judge?
But before you run out and get a second monitor, check out these tips on How to Streamline Your Law Practice by Using Multiple Monitors: (more…)
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