(From computerworld.com) Network World -
While smartphones and laptops have made our lives easier, they have also apparently made us ruder.
new survey of 1,400 CIOs conducted by Robert Half Technology shows that
51% of CIOs say that the availability of mobile electronic gadgets in
the workplace has increased "breaches in workplace etiquette." Overall,
22% said that having more mobile gadgets in the office had reduced
workforce etiquette significantly while 29% said that it had reduced
etiquette somewhat. 42% of CIOs surveyed said that having more mobile
gadgets in the office had not affected workforce etiquette whatsoever.
Never mind the b******t, swearing at work is a good thing David
Willmer, the executive director of Robert Half Technology, says that
the big reason for the increase in rudeness occurs because gadgets can
be such big distractions for workers.