Apple Says To Tell Your Boss Its Big (Expensive) Monitors Will Make You More Productive
from the and-they-have-proof dept
A new study says that giving employees a 30-inch widescreen monitor can increase their productivity in certain tasks by 50% to 65% -- but not just any particularly 30-inch widescreen monitor, just the $2000 Apple Cinema Display. That's an awfully narrow study, when you'd imagine any 30-inch widescreen monitor would offer similar productivity increases, but maybe it's because, oh, Apple paid for the study. And though the monitor carries a steep price tag, managers shouldn't worry, because the "almost imperceptible" productivity gains over time "can result in an ROI of thousands of dollars per year", and eventually pay back the high upfront cost. As the InfoWorld writer says, perhaps Aloha Airlines would like to sponsor a study that says employer-funded trips to Hawaii result in similar productivity gains -- but that report's probably stuck in a file somewhere next to the one detailing the non-pecuniary benefits of giving employees massive raises.