Social rules: Regardless of who you are, you’ll have the need to communicate throughout life.Being a good communicator can do a variety of things for you, including sharing important information, winning people to your side, and raising your children. On the one hand, the bottom line is considered the most important factor.However, if you get down to the nitty gritty, most people look at business etiquette and manners as essential to even get to the bottom line.There is a social element to most offices, so observe protocol and remember that your behavior will affect your future.
Almost all the tips on telephone etiquette apply to cell phones with the addition of one very important one – don’t contribute to noise pollution.
The following are some of the places and events where cell phones should be switched off or the ring tone muted.
If it is vitally important to be reached in such places then the call should be kept brief and the voice low: - On public transport in proximity to other commuters - In hospitals, restaurants and shopping centres - At checkouts, cinemas and theatres - Train stations, bus stops and air ports - Doctors’ surgeries, churches and conventions - Waiting rooms, libraries and lecture rooms - At christenings, weddings and funerals - And at a dozen other places that you can think of without my help It’s not the use of cell phones that is the problem; it’s the loud and annoying ring tone.
Doing otherwise could jeopardize your opportunity for a promotion, or worse, your current job. Think about how you would feel if someone said whatever you just typed about you.
If you find it the least bit disturbing, delete it.