The advent of cellphones has exacerbated the problem. Now, the irritating ring of cellphones is considered a major workplace annoyance by co-workers.
In addition, the camera feature on these phones creates a privacy concern, and using cellphones while driving on business has become a huge liability for employers.
Recommendations for employers and employees:
- Cell phones in the workplace – for personal calls – should be limited to emergency calls only.
- Cell phones should be turned off during meetings or when with clients.
- Cell phones should never be used while driving on company business. If it’s necessary to make a call, then pull off to a safe area, park, and make the call.