“The only thing advancing quicker than wireless innovation may be the rudeness of the people using the technology” this was the phrase that was quoted by experts, according to a report in CNN. With the evolution of cell phones and smart phones, inconsiderate phone habits have become more or less like an epidemic. This amazing form of wireless technology is no doubt a very convenient and useful tool, but the lack of politeness protocol associated with its use has many people up in arms. The use of such forms of manner-less technology has become an unconscious habit and many people are not even aware of what they are doing to others around them. Everywhere you go, every place you visit, you will find instances of cell phone misuse, like loud phone conversations in public places or ‘cell yells’, use at improper events like funeral and death services, and so on. Even at workplace, people tend to misuse the cell phones and cause misery to others. If you don’t want to be a nuisance in your office, check out the cell phone etiquette explained below.
Mobile Phone Etiquettes At Workplace
- Always keep your cells phone either on vibration mode or at a very low tone, so as to avoid disturbing others by its constant ringing.
- Use your cell phone only for important calls and family emergencies. You should clearly specify this to your family and friends, or else you will receive calls that are not vital at all and can be easily handled later on as well.
- Another great way to avoid disturbing your own self as well as others at the work place is by letting your cell phone calls go to your voice mail, with the exception of a few important numbers. You can check the messages at a time that is convenient for you as well as others.
- Make it a point not to bring your cell phones to meetings, as this is considered to be very rude and inconsiderate. This will also be like a direct signal to your boss that your mind is diverted and not 100% on your work.
- Never ever be too loud while attending calls at office, particularly when you are at your desk.
- While at office, find some private places to talk, where your conversation won’t be overheard. Even when you are on a break, make it a point to attend calls privately, to avoid disturbing your co-workers.
- Strictly avoid bringing your cell phones inside the restroom, as this will be like an invasion of your co-worker’s privacy.
- Certain organizations and offices post guidelines regarding the restricted use of cell phones during office hours. It is always advisable to pay attention to these guidelines and respect the policies.
- Always consider who is around you, while attending phone calls at your office, particularly when talking about sensitive and confidential issues.