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Three Smartphone Rules

By January 18, 2013May 11th, 2021News & Events

ID-10089855You own a business, but do you know proper etiquette with your phone? Chances are that it hasn’t really been established. Sure, you don’t take out your phone and check it in front of clients, but what happens when there’s an emergency that requires your attention and you have no choice but to look at it? You need to know what is going to offend people and what won’t really bug them at all. Here are a couple of rules to live by now that you have a smartphone.

Don’t Talk and Drive

It doesn’t matter if you’re texting or holding a phone to your ear – it’s incredibly dangerous to drive and talk. It’s even dangerous to drive and talk hands free, but at least it isn’t as dangerous. The truth is that you are a hazard to everyone around you if you choose to have a conversation while operating a moving vehicle. Just take a moment and see if it’s important. If it is, pull over and act appropriately.

People are Around You

Believe it or not, your entire world does not exist in your smartphone. Sometimes it may feel that way, especially if you have a lot of emails to answer or phone calls to return. But just because your phone makes a noise because you have a message doesn’t mean you need to interrupt a conversation to answer that message. Trust us, that message will be there later, and the person in your presence should take priority no matter what.

Your Phone Can Be Flipped Off

It’s excellent to be connected all of the time, but most people forget that there’s a whole world around them. If you need a moment to yourself, turn off the phone and spend some time with people you care about instead of the phone. Keep your phone on you in case of emergencies, but otherwise let your brain relax.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.