Learn about how to make others aware of excessive phone use in a polite and helpful way. Explore what you can say or do when someone else is having an issue with excessive phone use and multitasking around you.
- If you've watched all the videos in the course … to this point, you've likely become more committed … to the idea of setting boundaries with your phone, … and that's wonderful. … But what about those around you? … Odds are you work with, or care about someone … who's struggling with smartphone boundaries. … Let's talk about what to do in the moment. … Say you're talking to them and they start … giving you partial attention. … The most important thing to do is stop. … Simply stop talking and wait patiently. … Without judgment, give them some space and quiet. … I find that when people realize the world around them … has become quiet, they do too. … Often, they'll stop, recognize what they're doing … and then choose to give you full attention. … However, they might try to continue multitasking, … even by saying something like, … "No, go ahead, I'm listening." … If that happens, I suggest a sincere, friendly response … like this, "I can wait, what you're doing seems important." … Again, this respect for their time …
This course was created by Dave Crenshaw and Invaluable Inc. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.