Put Your Mobile Phone Away at Work (No Texting!)

Posted July 8, 2015

Mobile technology has led to a revolution in many aspects of today's life. You most probably carry a mobile device with more computing power than a typical office desktop of the early 2000s.

When you are in the office, it is vital to maintain your productivity level. Spending your company's time texting your family and friends will get you noticed by your manager for the wrong reasons and it distracts you from staying focused.

Let's take a closer look.

Employers Are Looking for Ways to Limit Texting at Work

In the days before everyone owned a mobile device and before texting became commonplace, companies enjoyed an easier time keeping their workers productive and focused. Companies are now able to track abuse of personal telephone calls and surfing the web privileges. This isn't the case when it comes to employee texting – or even playing games and Web browsing using a smartphone.

If your mobile device is provided by your employer, spending a good portion of your working day texting your friends isn't smart. Rest assured someone from IT is tracking your activity, and you can expect to hear from your manager if this behavior continues. When bringing your own device into the office, expect your manager to notice if your productivity suffers. If you connect to the office WiFi network they can track your usage, but even if you don’t connect, spending time on your mobile device will be noticed by management.

If your company specifically bans texting at work, you need to comply with their wishes. Expect the HR staff and anyone in management to notice your texting activity. It is essentially impossible to look busy while engaging in multiple text-based conversations on a mobile device.

Staying Productive Puts You on the Fast Track to Success

The bottom line remains the same. Productive employees are the ones who get noticed when it comes time for promotions and raises. Forego texting at work, as well as any other distractions like gaming, Web surfing, streaming videos, etc., and your value to your employer will not be questioned.

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