Looking to impress the boss? Put away your phone.
Research from the University of Kansas finds people will be more impressed if you keep your phone locked away during company meetings.
Workers who look at their phone create a perception that they are less competent and effective employees.
While you may be working on your phone, the study found those around you think you may be browsing social media or are bored by others in the room.
According to a report.
For those who don’t follow the office rules, saying “I’m sorry” doesn’t help much either. Researchers say workers who apologize for their phone use during a meeting still get negative marks for their perceived office snub.
The study also found that laptop users scored 30 points higher than cellphone users when the viewers graded their effectiveness in the workplace.
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