These days, everyone wants to have one of those cool, modern office made popular by tech companies. While that’s not practical or affordable for most businesses, there are small changes you can make, no matter how big or small your office is, that will bring a modern vibe into your office space while also improving the way your employees work.
One way to modernize your workstations is by using monitor arms.
Whether it’s a single screen or a dual monitor mount, your employees will love the comfort and versatility of these handy computer accessories. Monitor arms let your employees make their workstation their own and help to accommodate a variety of tasks and circumstances.
By lifting your monitor off your desk, the monitor arm creates more space and reduces clutter. The desk becomes easier to use during the day because you utilize your desk space and easier to clean later without a bulky monitor in the way collecting dust. Employees will appreciate the opportunity to keep more personal items on their desk and have a more productive workspace.
Natural light is a welcome addition to any room, until an afternoon glare hits your screen. Glare can be distracting and hurt your eyes, and with a traditional monitor stand, you’re pretty limited in your ability to avoid it. With a monitor arm, you can move your screen in any direction to avoid the glare and get back to enjoying the natural light.
A traditional monitor stand pretty much gives you one option to view your screen: a landscape view. However, depending on what tasks you’re trying to do, it might be more useful to have your monitor flipped to a portrait view or even flat parallel to your desk. With a monitor arm, you can flip your screen any way you want with minimal effort. If you have a dual monitor arm you can even have multiple screen views!
Compliment a standing desk
The ergonomic benefits of a standing desk are widely known and are becoming adopted more and more in offices everywhere. But standing desks aren’t a one stop fix. A monitor arm takes the benefits of a standing desk even further by providing more specific screen adjust-ability. A standing desk allows you to adjust the height of your desk, but if your screen is stuck at a certain angle or position, your desk height will only do so much.
Like a standing desk, a monitor arm works to improve your posture.
By bringing your screen into your line of site, instead of taking your line of site to the screen, you are able to reduce back and neck pain. This is particularly true if you use a laptop as a second screen. Looking down at a screen puts pressure on your neck and upper back. Using a dual monitor arm with a laptop attachment is a great way to fix this.
Hide the cables
With all the technology that surrounds us throughout our days, it can sometimes seem like we’re constantly plagued by a tangle of cords, whether it’s the various lamps and chargers on our nightstand or all the unidentifiable cables that somehow keep our workstations together. Monitor arms help to consolidate and hide those cables on your desk through various hooks that hold them to the arm and direct them neatly below your desk.
On top of the many benefits monitor arms have in everyday situations, they can also be helpful in meeting special requirements for employees. Multiple arm attachments allow for multiple user scenarios, while adjustability can solve common problems for those with injuries, bad eyesight or to accommodate an aging workforce.
Monitor arms have such a wide range of benefits that they make a solid investment for any office. While you may not be renovating to look like Google anytime soon, installing monitor arms bring a modern touch your employees will notice.