Transforming Productivity
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Whitepaper: How New Trends In Computing Are Helping Us Work More Efficiently And Safer Than Ever

There is a revolution in how professionals are multitasking, and in the productivity gains that can be achieved through a focused investment on technology to facilitate it.

 

INTRODUCTION


Traditional multi-tasking in the workplace involved a person undertaking several parallel, but similar, tasks. They would have email and web browser windows open, for example. Or they would be working on a presentation at the same time they were analysing a document. 

Professionals were encouraged to work this way, because theoretically they would get more done by running tasks simultaneously and in parallel.  The endgame to multi-tasking was productivity, but science didn’t support that perception. Studies showed it had the opposite effect, and found that people could lose up to 40% of their productivity performing what was considered “multi-tasking”, but was in reality taskshifting (moving rapidly from one task to the next).1 The constant switching between tasks meant they had a more shallow engagement with what they were doing, and the time it took to shift from one task to another would rapidly add up over the course of a day. 

Multi-tasking is impossible to escape today, however the modern computing environment is designed to be optimised around enabling rich, simultaneous interactivity. This can be called multi-tasking 2.0. It leverages the benefits offered by advanced computer hardware and peripherals – the PC ecosystem – thereby, enhancing performance of both endpoint devices and employees. 

For businesses, achieving multi-tasking 2.0 is an exercise in properly leveraging endpoint device hardware. 

This white paper looks at how multi-tasking 2.0 can improve the office environment and reduce risks to employee health and enhance productivity. It also highlights how to achieve a true multi-tasking environment by rolling out the right hardware and peripherals. 1

 

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1 https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/brainwise/201209/the-true-cost-…

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