Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Is checking e-mail during business meetings career suicide?

AOL's recent study has affirmed to me a lot of what I've suspected. 38% of the people in the survey have checked their e-mail in a business meeting. This does not mean when they are waiting for the meeting to begin, it means during the meeting.
What could these people be thinking?
I saw another study recently where top executives were surveyed regarding their opinions of people who use their blackberries or PDAs during a business meeting. A full third of them considered it to be unacceptable. So if one out of three top executives considers checking the Blackberry as inappropriate, and 38% of the survey admitted to doing it, it looks like some careers could be in jeopardy!

For the full survey visit http://www.crazyforemail.com/.

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