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(How) Should you Manage Smart Phones and Facebook Usage by Employees?

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KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States

(How) Should you Manage Smart Phones and Facebook Usage by Employees?

It seems that some in the millenia's may have challenges dealing with new technology, which is distracting them from tasks required.
Employee checking Facebook during meeting...I have to manage my communications, and learned today there is software designed to help people limit their time spent on Facebook etc... If they cannot manage this aspect of their lives themselves...
As a potential future business owner, I believe that I would be somewhat irritated at employees continually checking their smart phone or other devices, particularly while in a meeting.
Is it OK to have everyone place their telephones on the table...? And, taking that a step further, how about the security aspect and risk management when cellular devices are present...
What is fair to all involved, employee and business owner/management?
 

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Margaret McCrory
Student (University)
 

Internet Communications in the Workplace: Bad Manners

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Celeste Ray
Consultant, United States
 

Smart Phones during Business Meetings: On the Table

This seems to be a continuous problem. We were brought up with manners and respect for others. No ti... Sign up

 
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Ken Kalali
CEO, Kenya
 

Use of Smart Phones in Meetings: Set Ground Rules

I believe this is a case of abusing new technology which in essence is supposed to be an enabler in ... Sign up

 
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Randy Babicek
Manager, United States
 

Checking Messages in the Workplace: 1x in the Morning and 1x in the Afternoon

Depends on the business, but constantly checking messages is disrespectful and non productive in the... Sign up

 
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Greg Sharpe
Manager, United States
 

Use of Smart Phones in Meetings: Owner/Manager Sets the Rules

I believe that you as the business owner should set the rules on professional/respectful use of elec... Sign up

 
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Bob Strasser
Canada
 

Meetings are Expensive. Partial Attendance is Not Acceptable

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Emmanuel Reyme
Director, United States
 

New Communications can also Save Money on Meetings

@Bob Strasser: a creative manager never gives up. Use the handicap to your benefit. On a communicati... Sign up

 
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Randy Babicek
Manager, United States
 

Meetings Where Half the Group is Texting

@Emmanuel Reyme: with respect, better to alter the behaviors than coddle the employees who are distr... Sign up

 
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Emmanuel Reyme
Director, United States
 

Smart Use of Smart Phones by Employees in Business

@Celeste Ray: in response to Ms. Steiner, let me add with Celeste that effective managers capitalize... Sign up

 
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Bob Strasser
Canada
 

Phone/Internet Communication in Meetings is a Waste

Mr. Reyme, I run a tech company. Totally web based. We use and develop for use all types of technolo... Sign up

 
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Srikumar Varma
India
 

Switch Off Mobile Phonese in Face to Face Meetings

All smart phones and other communicating devices must be switched off as a mandatory rule. If at all... Sign up

 
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Mohamed Nusry
Business Consultant, Sri Lanka
 

Communication Devices have Become Part and Partial of Human Life

It is very important to have effective meetings in organizations as far as the management and leader... Sign up

 
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Shweta Garg
Manager, India
 

Use of Smart Phones in Board Rooms Should be Barred

In respect to the use of smart phones in the meetings I strongly believe that it should be a mandate... Sign up

 
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Chris Hdez
Coach, Mexico
 

Smartphones and Social Networks at Work

Not all the participants called in for meetings should be treated equally. We normally ask staff to ... Sign up

 
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Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India
 

Smart Way to Use Smartphones in Meetings

Normally for smart managers it should not be difficult to delegate a task to look after this to some... Sign up

 
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Ivan Kohlinsky
Management Consultant, Guernsey
 

Have Smartphone / Facebook Breaks at Work

My knee jerk reaction is that it is better to control it (manage it) than have anarchy. In the same ... Sign up

 
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Saeed Khodaee
Director, Iran
 

Employee's Behavior Respecting Social Affairs Always Respected

Although I respect everyone's urgencies in meetings, I would rather ask the meeting attendees to put... Sign up

 
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peter simons
Turnaround Manager, Switzerland
 

Empower Employees to Set the Company Rules for Smart Phones Usage During Work

What strikes me is that everybody is telling what to do. That is still style 70s-80s. As a good alte... Sign up

 
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Serkalem G.Kirstos
CEO, Ethiopia
 

Ground Rule: Divert your Calls!

What is most important, as aired, is setting the pace by way of a ground rule that "no mobile phones... Sign up

 
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Osama Kamal
Management Consultant, Egypt
 

Smart Phones during Business Meetings: Use the Secretary as a Filter

May be it is better to let all unwanted contact tools in front of a secretary outside the meeting ro... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Team Structures in a Dialogue Environment

This topic is an causes an interesting scenario, since there might be some good reason a member of t... Sign up

 
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kierdorff, Netherlands
 

As a Manager, be an Example for your Staff

Unfortunate companies partially can blame themselves of this bad conduct. Not so long ago, a job was... Sign up

 
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vince
HR Consultant, Trinidad and Tobago
 

RESPECT THE TEAM ought to be the Basis for Any Ground Rule

Frequent interruptions resulting from the use of electronic devices during meetings or discussions i... Sign up

 
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Mark welker
Student (MBA), United States
 

Experience with Disallowing Smart Phones and Laptops During Meetings

Out of respect for the people in the meeting and for the efficiency we have established a rule that ... Sign up

 
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robin umiom
Entrepreneur, Nigeria
 

Inclination to Check Phones is an Addiction...

There is no emergency that can crop up in a management or board meeting of 2 - 4 hours to demand the... Sign up

 
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Robert Osborne
CEO, United States
 

Suggested GROUD RULES for Smart Phones and Facebook

1. Ask people to turn their phones off at the beginning of the meeting. Seriously. It's rude to be t... Sign up

 
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Charles Peter
CEO, Kenya
 

Ban Phones During Meetings

Better still phones should be avoided in meeting venues to avoid distractions as the meeting progres... Sign up

 
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Dr Gary Jones
Business Consultant, Australia
 

The Old School Speaks

I live by very simple rules when I am chairing meetings. All mobile devices off. And I advise client... Sign up

 
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Saeed Khodaee
Director, Iran
 

Mandatory Methods have Some Demotivating Effects

@Gary Jones: Being this straightforward seems to be effective in management. On the other hand, howe... Sign up

 
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Anand H
 

Technoly Creates Habits which Work like a Drug

During meetings... Absolutely no... It boils down to self control... It's a matter of discipline and... Sign up

 
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Sidheeque Machingal
Director, United Arab Emirates
 

Why to Invite Someone for a Meeting if he thinks Smart Phone Browsing is the Priority?

I think it works both ways, if the meeting is really interesting, no one will bother to check his sm... Sign up

 
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Dali Horeshka
Business Consultant, Albania
 

Smart Phone Rules versus Behaviours and Exclusion versus Inclusion

As is the case more often, the new technology has increased the communication but often the users us... Sign up

 
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Willard P.M. Mangwengwende
Manager, Zimbabwe
 

Have a Smart Phone Code of Conduct

I think its a very distracting behaviour if everyone in a meeting starts playing with their smart ph... Sign up

 
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Maria Montero
Coach, Venezuela
 

Setting Rules Impairs Growth and Responsibility

I'm not a fan of rules as I haven't found them useful to motivate trust & freedom. I believe that ru... Sign up

 
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Janitha
Accountant, Sri Lanka
 

Use Proxy Services to Avoid Facebook Usage During Work Hours

An efficient method of handling Facebook traffic. In our office access to Facebook is not available ... Sign up

 
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Lamar Culpepper
Consultant, United States
 

Fostering Personal Responsibility and Engagement

As Maria Lairet noted, the perceived need for imposing rule is out of a survival reaction to the res... Sign up

 
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Belay Gezahegn
Director, Ethiopia
 

Increasing Productivity of Employees

It may discomfort people to deny them the right to carry their cell phone to a meeting hall implying... Sign up

 
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Felix Enrique Soto Romero
Project Manager, United States
 

Use the SPACER Acronym at the Start of Meetings

Every meeting should start with a S. P. A. C. E. R. : - Safety - Purpose - Agenda - Code-of-cond... Sign up

 
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vinod kumar
Student (MBA), India
 

Cellphones can Record Conversations in Meetings

Beyond manners, it can cost more to company because conversations may be recorded and within few mom... Sign up

 
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John limpus
Australia
 

Smart Phones also May Enhance Flexibility

Recent smart phone technology does present some issues, regarding use, ethics, privacy concerns etc ... Sign up

 
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Lamis Makhoul
Project Manager, Syria
 

Checking Messages Within Meetings is Not Acceptable

Checking message within the meetings isn't acceptable even putting phones on silent or vibrant is fa... Sign up

 
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williams
Student (MBA), Trinidad and Tobago
 

Managing Smart phones and Facebook Usage in the Work Place

- Smart phone usage should be managed in and out of meetings in the workplace. I'm not sure how it m... Sign up

 
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KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Exceptions and Complications with Banning Devices in the Workplace / Meetings

The responses have been varied and interesting in their variation. I agree that there should be meas... Sign up

 
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Mortier
HR Consultant
 

Clear Meeting Ground Rules for Laptop and iPad Usage

Our company has a clear set of 'meeting rules' the meeting organisor always can refer to should meet... Sign up

 
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robin umiom
Entrepreneur, Nigeria
 

No Exceptions in Telephoning During Meetings

Kathryn you have moved us to discussing telephoning at meetings and agreed it has been quite thought... Sign up

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Focus on the Thinking, not the Tools

Let's think twice about limiting the use of smart devices. Meetings should harness the power these e... Sign up

 
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Dr Gary Jones
Business Consultant, Australia
 

Thinking Needs to Be Directed

Good leadership dictates focus by employees. Focus and direction are lost by ancillary distractions.... Sign up

 
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KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Thinking and Electronic Devices Can Be Utilized to Share with Group During Meetings

Electronic devices should be utilized to share with the group pertinent information, not to convey p... Sign up

 
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Lionel MERCK
Director, France
 

Nomophobia: Permanently Using a Smartphone

Watching constantly at your smartphone is a disease. The fear of being out of mobile phone contact ... Sign up

 
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Grace Alleyne, Barbados
 

Smart Phones in the Office

The word 'fair' should not be in the equation when it comes to using smart phones for personal use i... Sign up

 
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Bob Strasser
Canada
 

Smart Phones in Meetings: Consider Industrial Espionage

Has anyone considered industrial espionage? While governments spend huge amounts trying to spy on ea... Sign up

 
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Enesto Bonilla Sequeira, Costa Rica
 

Smart Phones Use can be Negative to the Company

The use of smart phones has to be regulated if you see some behavior of the workers. Not everybody... Sign up

 
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Bob Strasser
Canada
 

Don't Allow any Recording Devices in Meetings, including Smart Phones!

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Shubhra Gabel
Manager, India
 

Social Networking at Work Place

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topic Impact of Internet and IT on Communication?
topic The Impact of IT and AI on Human Work and Employment
topic The Impact and Use of ICT and Internet in Higher Education
topic Impact of ICT and Internet on HR
topic Integrating Social Media Into Business
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