What Is Reprimanding and Does It Actually Work?

What Is Reprimanding and Does It Actually Work?

There is a considerable divide in the HR world with regards to reprimanding.

Some professionals view it as a necessary evil that, when done right, can bolster a productive workplace where employee shortcomings are addressed in the best way possible. On the other hand, some view it as a way to sow fear in the workforce – a rather detrimental approach in the long-run.

But before jumping on either side, it’s important to explore the ins and outs of what it means to reprimand an employee.

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A Deeper Look At The World Of Phone Distraction

A Deeper Look At The World Of Phone Distraction

Slightly over five billion people worldwide own a mobile phone. Out of these, around three billion are smartphone users. That’s not so surprising.

I mean, the mobile phone market has seen massive growth in the last few years, and – by the looks of it – it won’t be stopping anytime soon. This means the hand-held devices are part of us now whether we like it or not.

But you know what else is part of us? Phone distraction. It kind of goes without saying.

And it seems like everyone remotely interested in productivity is talking about it. Because let’s face it – phone usage probably ranks high up there on the list of productivity killers.

As such, the internet is littered with enough talk about doing this or that with regards to reducing phone use while working. Of course, they’re helpful to some degree but if you’ve applied them, you know all too well that they don’t always deliver on the peaches and cream they promise.

In this post, I try to examine why phone use is such a thorn in the flesh, common techniques you’ve probably heard about, and research I bumped into recently on why these don’t always work.

Let’s have a look.

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