For the past few decades, nearly all office work has completely revolved around computers, and the displays they connect to. So, it only makes sense that those employees are working as efficiently as possible during long workdays, considering how much time is spent using these devices.
A growing trend in businesses in recent years has been implementing ultrawide curved monitors over the currently popular dual monitor desktop setup. While the dual monitor setup has been the go-to in the past for many organisations, ultrawide curved displays offer unique advantages that enhance staff productivity and efficiency, while also being much easier to manage, set up and organise.
The wider the better
As most of today’s jobs require staff to work with multiple software applications at once, most work situations would benefit from a widescreen. Today’s average workflow — across almost every industry and activity — requires multiple windows, applications and tabs to operate simultaneously.
With an ultrawide monitor, a business’s team can easily perform side-by-side tasks instead of constantly switching between tabs on dual displays, view two documents at once and watch media in multiple separate windows. Furthermore, these monitors allow for an easier set up of a staff’s workstation to truly maximise productivity.
In addition to these benefits, curved ultrawide monitors offer a more immersive, personal experience. A curved ultrawide monitor, requires less movement to find the appropriate information, as it follows the curvature of a user’s eyes to make it easier for them to view the whole screen at once.
Easier on the eyes
With the increased space afforded by an ultrawide monitor, comes a higher capacity for pixels on the display. For example, the Nano IPS displays greatly enhance the intensity and purity of on-screen colours for a much more accurate and life-like viewing experience. So ultrawide monitors generate a much higher resolution image, and a sharper image means employees will be able to see whatever they’re working on more clearly. This can be essential for creatives and designers that use the latest adobe suite applications for extended periods in a working day.
More pixels mean users can see more content at once, without using scroll bars or zooming and resizing browser windows or documents. This enhances multi-tasking by helping reduce the amount of time that users lose by constantly switching between applications and documents, just to get basic tasks done.
During an intense work week, over exposure to blue light from computer screens and digital devices can decrease contrast leading to digital eyestrain. As a counter to this some ultrawide monitors provide options that reduce the amount of blue light produced, providing an optimal condition for people to comfortably read on the monitor for as long as they want, without causing any discomfort or damage.
With the ever-increasing popularity of the USB Type-C port across Apple and Windows devices, many ultrawide monitors are becoming more and more popular among business professionals and creatives. It’s easy to see why a monitor with USB-C is more popular as it offers several useful advantages, compared to monitors that lack this functionality.
By enabling staff to use USB-C connections between their Type-C devices and workstation monitors, they’ll be able to transfer video, data and power, including at resolutions of 3840×2160 (4K UHD) with a refresh rate of 60Hz, data transfer of 10 Gbps with consistent power delivery for up to 100W – all without the need for a dock.
Easy access to the most modern devices is another undeniable advantage of a USB type-C monitor. Why should your organisation bother storing extra cords and adapters when you don’t have to? That’s the additional big plus for offices that have hot-desk spaces where quick and easy access is extremely important. Employees working in a hot-desking environment can easily plug their devices into any ultrawide USB Type-C monitor to get remarkable resolutions and data transfer speeds for smoother performance instantly.
The right stand for the job
For additional ease of use, there are optional ergonomic, arm-type stands that are easy to set-up without any installation tools. They let users easily create extra workspace and a minimal work environment by freely adjusting the ultrawide monitor’s pivot, height, and tilt, or adjust the workspace between the user and monitor. An ergonomically correct monitor position adapted to the user’s intended use supports correct posture, ultimately improving work efficiency, productivity and the overall business environment.
Time for an upgrade?
More and more popular business applications are now optimised for ultrawide resolutions, or at the very least take advantage of them. For example, staff using the omnipresent Microsoft Excel can view far more columns of a sheet on an ultrawide monitor than what they can on a traditional, standard size display. Likewise, many cloud-based business tools offer dashboards and windows that cater to these wider resolutions enabling employees to view more information on the screen at one time, reducing the need to switch between various tabs therefore enhancing productivity.
While multiscreen setups can still be viable options, by placing two or three displays side-by-side on one desktop results in large visual gaps, due to the substantial screen frames and borders. A single ultrawide monitor can provide way more visual real estate without unsightly bezels of multiple monitors.