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How to put a break on your employee’s smart phone addiction during work?

Are you an employer tired of your employees who use their cell phone at work all the time? Is this technological advancement decreasing the productivity of your staff? People these days are so addicted to these devices that they want it in front of their eyes all the time. Even if there is no notification, they feel the urge to check it in between frequent intervals, which is not acceptable during the working hours. As some of the offices use mobile apps as part of their day-to-day operation, it is not possible to put a total ban on its operation. But the upgrade of technology can create problems in people’s psychology and can become a productivity-killer. However, you can teach your employee to be more responsible when it comes to the use of mobile phones and encourage them to focus on their work. A sense of responsibility can curb their irresponsible use.

The hiring process may be a great time to screen out prospective people who have issues with controlling their use of this addictive gadget. You may figure out if your prospective employee has an uncontrollable urge to glance at his/her phone by observing his activities during the hiring process. If a deserving candidate does have such issues, you can ask them if they can work on their distractions or prioritize the given tasks at hand and finish it on time. However, employers must also respect the privacy of their employees and allow urgent communications and emergencies to a reasonable extent.

Long and continuous working hours can be boring, monotonous and counterproductive to the employees. Hence, it is important to allow the employees to take short breaks so that they can give their brains a rest and revive their energy allowing them to work better. Employers need to be mindful of the fact that strict restrictions on using their phones tempt the employees to take sneak peeks at their phones while at the same time fearing that their boss might catch them red handed which causes more distraction. Hence, it is okay to give employees the time to recharge themselves while also making sure they do not make a mockery of the liberty given to them. Result and performance oriented appraisal of their work is the best way to ensure a win-win situation between the employees and employers. It is also good to fix a certain time for them to freely use their phones like the lunch break time which can be also be harmonized with fun-filled activities that can increase productivity.

Also, sometimes when employees face confusion related to their work or when they are unsure of what to do next, they may seek creative solutions with the help of different features or applications on their phone but they get distracted by the notification that pop up on their screen. To avoid distraction, make sure you give them clear directions and guidelines so they can set the goal for themselves and also provide them regular feedback. This will keep them more engaged, focused and motivated towards their work rather than towards other things. Acknowledge their work and praise them for their achievement so that they will be motivated to work harder. It is important to teach them the skills to have control over their own addiction and use technology to their advantage.

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Smartphone for entrepreneurs

The world is changing and so are the mobile phones. These little pocket-friendly gadgets have compressed the big world into their little virtual world to help us connect. It has become possible to complete pending office work or attend meetings from any corner of the world anytime and anywhere. These multifaceted devices are the must haves for everyone, especially budding entrepreneurs who are always on the move and for those who seek to have control over their office or business work on their fingertips.

Millions of multipurpose business apps are available in online app stores. As an entrepreneur, you can download the necessary apps that will remind you about your important meetings, help you make conference calls, connect with your clients and employees and make the business dealings easier. You can access all your files and documents online from any location at any time using apps such as Dropbox and Google Drive. You can read and share all the Microsoft Office files from your phone and even sign any documents electronically using apps such as Echo sign provided by Adobe. It also keeps the copies backed up in the cloud in case you need it for future references.

Your latest smartphone itself cannot bring your morning coffee to your table, but it is capable of replacing your personal assistant. It can save all the records you want like your personal assistant would. If you are travelling by road, it can help you track the road by GPS and save you from the need of having a guide or asking people. If you have to travel a lot to attend business meetings to different places by air, there are apps such as Triplit, FlightTrack and Gate Guru that will help you keep track of your flights, book tickets and keep you informed about flight delays and other changes.

With constant updates over your official social media account, you effortlessly have your finger on the pulse of your business. It can source your clients’ feedback on your latest scheme or help in understanding the change in your customer’s consumption behavior which will become a valuable input for the next product launch plan. Also, it can be a platform for communication with your valued clients and customers.

Apps such as Skype, Facebook, Whatsapp can help you connect face to face and attend meetings with your colleagues and clients right from home. As a matter of fact, your home can become your office. Virtual offices are surely catching up as a trend with the launch of new mobile phones. Your handy gadget will help you break the stereotypical need to stay in the office and work on your computer. If you upgrade the way you work at the pace in which technology is upgrading, you will definitely lead your way to the top. If you aspire to change the way you work, you also do not necessarily require the best smartphone. Get your entrepreneurial mind to work and find out how you can utilize this amazing technology to the best of your advantage even with an average device.

Your multipurpose gadget

The main purpose of a cellular phone used to be for staying in touch with other people via calls and messages. Nevertheless, the modern day’s smartphones are not just limited to calls, e-mails, and social networking. Yes, the main purpose of a phone is to call someone and deliver the message but the horizon of use of a smartphone is broadening. As the technology is developing and people are getting modernized, the makers of this wonder gadget are producing different varieties of the device with different features in it and people are demanding more and more of it. The latest models duly become the talk of the town.

Multitasking is one word that can easily be associated with smartphones of today with the advanced processors equipped in it. The newest feature in phones is something that draws people towards the phone. Let us talk about some of the purposes of smartphones that make it a multipurpose device.

The smart way of paying with a smartphone is one of the smartest features. You can pay your bills or buy tickets from your smartphone. You can travel around the world not carrying a heft amount of money. With online payments getting easier, the smartphone can be used to operate your bank accounts and make online payments without standing in a long queue in the banks. Well, while traveling, if you feel too hassled to carry a camera with you, then your best camera smartphone can come in handy. You would obviously take your phone with you wherever you go and the camera in the device is nothing less than a boon. Click and share anything with your friends from anywhere. All you need is the internet. The internet on the phone has made making calls easier than it used to be. You no longer need to spend a huge amount of money on your telephone bills and can simply use a lot of amazing apps to say hello, send texts, pictures, audio messages and others to your friends and relatives, free of cost.

A smartphone can also replace your personal assistant if you have any or if you are planning to have one to remind you of your meetings and sending emails. In an era of startups, virtual offices and small sized businesses, a smartphone goes a long way to make things easy and functional. E-mails can be sent simply through your phone and putting reminders on your phone can buzz you up and remind you about your important meetings and phone calls. And in those hectic times when you are stressed with your meetings and works, you can take a break for a while and lighten up your mood by fun games in your mobile phone or enjoy the latest viral video or the latest flick. And if you happen to be a bookworm, you can download your favorite e-book or reading material or if you like to read a real book instead of reading on your phone, you can buy one from your phone and have it delivered at your doorsteps. With this personal gadget in your hand, you’re literally one touch away from anything.

Desire a life without a smartphone?

Do you feel like the use of smartphone has consumed most of your precious time? Do you think that you are procrastinating because you cannot take your eyes off of this popular gadget? Do you tell yourself time and again that you need to get rid of this addiction, but end up staring at the screen all the time? Well, you’re not alone. Smartphone, these days has become as important in people’s life as the air they breathe in and an inseparable part of one’s life. The dependency over mobile phones is getting worse and people are using it all the time, out of need or hopelessly submitting to this new form of addiction. It has garnered serious attention especially for the younger users, who tend to make a less responsible use of the device.

It is true that a smartphone has made our life easier and almost everything can be done with a simple tap on the screen. Whether it is checking or sending an email, calling a friend or relative living abroad, connecting with people over social networking sites or paying bills, everything can be done, unlike the old days when a phone used to be just for calling the people. It is the most crucial device for entertainment for today’s generation and people feel like their life would be crippled without smartphones. The manufacturing companies are launching newer and improved models with the latest operating system every other day making the already yearning people keener to own them and flaunt it around amongst their friends and relatives. The desire to own the latest and the best gadget is pretty common.

There’s a word for people without smartphones these days –non-existent. Thinking about it, just as cigarettes and drugs, a smartphone can become an addiction and deter your ability to socialize with people on a personal level. All you need is a little determination and willingness to change yourself. As the wise ones say, make use of things but don’t let the things use you. We have to implement it in our life and make smart and discretionary use of this technology. We can start off by limiting the time that we waste on the smartphone. Surely it will be hard at first but you’ll get used to it. Also, you might want to opt for models that meet the most basic of your requirements rather than the latest smartphones that are packed with features that are at times unessential and barely used. After all, your family, work, friends and your real hobbies also deserve some of your time.

Your body would be thanking you for the change. And your brain would be spared from the dullness. On the contrary, using a smartphone is actually subjective to the user. For someone who uses the device to search for educational materials or to track the amount of calories burnt or the hours of physical activities for the day, the device is a blessing. So, do you think you can challenge yourself to make a controlled and smart use of your cell phone?