Have you ever used your phone to text someone or update your Facebook status while having a conversation with someone? Maybe you were brave enough to do it during work and in a meeting with your boss? Have you had arguments due to phone use?
The infographic below labels this disrespect for face-to-face conversations and “in real live” meetings as Electronic Displays of Insensitivity or EDIs. While it would be funny to mock these situations, people really do have problems with technology and it threatens people’s employment and relationships.
Here are three key stats from the infographic below:
- 90% of people believe you should not answer text messages or social media in public.
- 1 in 4 people surveyed have had a serious problem with a friend or family member because of what devices have caused.
- If you want people to stop doing so, you need to create boundaries. Have honest conversations of why it is rude and what you expect from them.
What do you think about this?