For most of us obligated to attend business meetings and/or workshops, these events can be looked on as somewhat unproductive, lengthy, wordy and generally boring, but in this age of technology we are now able to add another negative aspect to these meetings/workshops… the rudeness of ‘Texting.’
How many times have you sat with people whose heads are down, thumbs going a mile a minute, mobile devices beeping and giving off light or vibrations and not knowing what is happening around them. Not only do these people have no idea what is being discussed, they provide a distraction for those who are trying to concentrate on the matters at hand. It is blatantly bad business etiquette and ‘How Rude!’
So turn off the phones, blackberries and notebooks! Listen, communicate with others, be creative and have a positive and fruitful interaction with everyone around you. Who knows you might just be productive and get back to work without sore thumbs.
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