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Gadgets make for ruder workplace

January 27, 2010 14:18 by jllorens

(From computerworld.com) Network World - While smartphones and laptops have made our lives easier, they have also apparently made us ruder.

A 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.

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