I recently requested two computer screens instead of one at work and I’m super excited! My boss is so understanding (we work for a charity that helps special needs children so everyone is understanding of special adjustments and disabilities).
I started this job in December and recently learned how to do part of my job that involves an entire day of transferring data from one spreadsheet to another. There are huge amounts of data on each spreadsheet and I find that when I switch between the windows, I instantly forget what I was doing. It hurts my head to try and focus and remember what information I need to copy over when I’m switching windows, even with my medication which helps with most other aspects of my job.
I’m hoping that having two screens, one spreadsheet on each screen, will help because I won’t have to use my terrible short term working memory to know what to transfer over - I will just see it on the other screen! But I do also worry that having two screens would be more of a distraction and I’d be more overwhelmed with all the information. But my managers are happy to let me try it out, even though it means ordering the equipment especially for me.
Since this is my first ever desk job, I was wondering if you guys have anything in place at your desk which helps with organisation? I find that colour-coding really helps me, so I also have lots of different coloured highlighters, so I can see at a glance what is what.