HR Tip of the Week

HR Tip of the Week

Banning the Use of Phones and Laptops at Meetings

Employers, are your employees being distracted by phones or laptops during meetings? What does your company do about it? Employees often claim that they are able to multitask or need access to their personal electronics during meetings. Research shows, however, that multitasking can lead to poor critical decision-making and decreased productivity. For these reasons, many employers have banned the use of personal technology at meetings. Employees may be reluctant to comply, citing the fact that they have work they must accomplish simultaneously, but banning devices may improve productivity by ultimately reducing the length of the meeting, improving collaboration, and increasing retention of information discussed. For more information, click here.

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