Mobile Manners During Meetings

Are you guilty of texting, emailing or answering a call while you’re in a meeting? Read on… that type of behavior is not so well-received. Read on for some interesting statistics on mobile manners.

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According to a report from Howard University and the University of Southern California that analyzed data from more than 350 workers: 

  • 8 in 10 consider it rarely or never acceptable to talk on the phone, text or email during a meeting. 
  • Women are twice as likely as men to be offended. 
  • Professionals in the West, especially the Southwest, are far less accepting than those on the East Coast. 
  • Workers age 21 to 30 are more than three times as likely as those over 40 to consider it appropriate to check texts and email at meetings. 

– Dana Wilkie, HR News 

The next time you’re in a meeting, keep the phone on silent and out of sight!