The Fruit Bowl At Meetings
- What is a fruit bowl?
- Why should electronics be banned in meetings?
- How do I reinforce the behaviors I want?
This guidance describes how to use a “Fruit Bowl” to eliminate cell phone distractions at meetings.
If there is a dichotomy about business behaviors based on age – and we don’t believe there is - the one place Mark would expect folks to cite as proof of it is the use of digital devices. We don’t think this means anything about the different age groups. If you are still forming your habits when you get a cell phone and a laptop, there’s a greater likelihood that you’ll incorporate those devices into your habitual daily life more readily and frequently than someone who had already established their habits when those devices became…ubiquitous.
And when Facebook comes to your phone… well, it gets worse. ;-)
But constant device usage doesn’t necessarily follow inexorably from ubiquity. And in meetings, devices are counter-productive.