How to boost productivity while working from home seems to the hot topic for 2021, especially as the home office won’t be going away any time soon. While exercising, taking tea breaks and having a designated workspace can all benefit productivity, without the right equipment, staff efficiency will always be limited.
While working from home has been the reality for most during the pandemic, it’s important to consider what the workplace will look like afterwards. Many businesses are considering moving to a flexible working model – whether that’s working from home or agile working.
More than half of remote workers have increased their productivity since they started working from home. Of these workers, nearly all of them expect never to return to the traditional five days a week working in the office. Here’s how USB-C monitors can further boost productivity during and post- pandemic:
USB-C monitors utilise the highly versatile USB-C connection, which has been crowned the ‘one size fits all’ replacement to all other connection types including USB-A, Thunderbolt and DisplayPort. While this in itself may not majorly boost productivity, the speed of data transfers and power delivery that USB-C offers can greatly improve work efficiency.
USB-C monitors are the ideal solution for desktop setups. With simple setup, professionals can focus on the task at hand rather than fiddling with cables. They are also a cost-effective investment for businesses, with no added upfront expense in comparison to other computer monitors but with the benefit of future-proof connectivity.
A clean, uncluttered workspace can lead to a clear mind, allowing focus to be on the task at hand. While USB-C monitors don’t clear up collections of half-empty mugs, their docking capabilities do clear unnecessary clutter caused by scattered cables connecting various bit of technology.
Using the all-in-one USB-C connection, it’s possible to use a USB-C monitor as a central hub to connect periphery devices such as webcams, speakers, keyboards and mice. It’s also possible to connect a desktop computer to an external monitor, charge a notebook and transfer data to an external hard drive with just one cable. USB-C monitors enhance performance and efficiency by offering a simple, faster and neater solution for a workspace.
With everything connected through a single cable not only is desk clutter reduced but it allows for quick and easy connectivity.
As a universal connection, USB-C supports data transfers, power delivery, device connectivity and more through a single cable, removing the need for endless adapters to connect to various devices. A USB-C monitor will simultaneously provide fast data transfer and charge your laptop using a single cable. This frees up other ports for peripheral hardware such as a keyboard and mouse.
As well as being a jack of all trades, the latest USB-C connections are the master as well. They allow for data transfers of up to 10Gbps as well as power delivery of up to 100W. Not only does this double the data transfer speeds of a USB-A connection but USB-C provides a colossal 40x more power per second.
As staff return to the office after the pandemic, they will need to adjust to the new normal. Remote working isn’t going anywhere with staff unlikely to work from the office 5 days a week. This poses a new challenge as businesses need to ensure their staff are equipped to work both at home and in the office. Carrying monitors, computers, keyboards and mice to and from the office isn’t a viable option, especially for staff using public transport.
With USB-C monitors set up at home and in the office, all staff need to work is their laptop. They’ll have full functionality both at home and in the workplace. This allows for flexibility without compromising on productivity or capability.
As well as agile working, USB-C monitors also allow for other flexible working policies such as hotdesking and bring your own device (BYOD). Not to mention they support clean desk policies, improving health and hygiene in the office.
Agile working is about bringing people, connectivity and technology, and time and place together to find the most appropriate and effective way of working on a particular task. While agile working is about working within the guidelines of that task, it’s also about working without the traditional boundaries of how you achieve your goals. In comparison to remote working, agile working prepares workers for success no matter what circumstances they find themselves in, allowing for effectiveness through business agility and flexibility.
Not all USB-C monitors are the same. You should consider what the monitor will be used for. Even if it’s just for send emails, accessing the internet and word processing, you can save money by getting a monitor that meets those needs.
However, if you need a monitor that will be used for design, gaming, video or sound editing or any other specialist need, you will need to look for USB-C monitors that meet the required specifications. You should also consider whether the monitor will be part of a dual-monitor set up or if a widescreen USB-C monitor would be more ideal.
From wide-screen USB-C monitors, to USB-C docking monitors Midwich offers an extensive range of USB-C monitors from brands including Philips, LG, & iiyama.
Would you like to know more about USB-C monitors and how they can help boost productivity, both at home and in the workplace? We have a team of friendly experts who can help you choose an ideal solution.