Tips To Managing Your Mobile Phone At Work
Did you know, 53% of employees lose between one to two hours of productivity by using their phone? (Source: Careerbuilder). While mobiles might be a productivity killer, if we can manage it properly, we can minimize distraction and do well in our jobs.
Here are our top tips to manage mobile phones at work:
- Set a time limit
While putting off your phone might seem impossible, set an appropriate time limit for yourself depending on your job nature. For example, only allow using your phone when you finish your tasks, on your break or lunchtime. Adversely, phones should be prohibited during meetings, conferences or training sessions.
- Put your phone in silence
It’s hard not to touch your phone when you hear the ring tone. However, if your phone is on silent mode, and you can’t hear your Facebook or text messages coming through, you are less likely to get distracted.
- Put your phone somewhere you can’t see
Put your phone in your bag or drawer where you can’t reach or see it, so you can focus on your work.
- Establish a policy reminder
If you are an employer, accept that phones are an essential part of your employees daily life. Set a friendly reminder to remind your employees to use phones at the appropriate time so they are fully aware of it. It’s also important to understand that everyone has a life outside of the workplace. Allow employees to use their phone when there are some unpredictable circumstances (family members get sick, their kids need help…)"