I was talking to a colleague the other day and we were discussing the need and drive of generating social interaction in the meeting/board room. The discussion was on the back of the article, “How To Get People Off Their Phones In Meetings Without Being A Jerk” by Kirstie Hedges. One of the recommendations in the article is about requesting people to turn off or turn in their mobile phones when they enter into the meeting/board room. The purpose was to stop people from looking down at their phones and instead get them to look up and have a social conversation with their colleagues whilst they are waiting for the meeting to begin. The aim was to increase collaboration and social cohesion within the teams. It has since been documented that this has worked successfully.
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