Cell Phone Etiquette at Work – Everything You Need to Know

Adriana Girdler

Don’t know how to ensure your cell phone is helping, not hindering your career? Here’s how! So, you keep your phone practically glued to you. …

Don’t know how to ensure your cell phone is helping, not hindering your career? Here’s how!

So, you keep your phone practically glued to you. I mean, isn’t it awesome that you can text your friends whenever you want? Check social media to see what all the trends are? The abundance of information and communication at our very fingertips is incredible!

The thing is, when it comes to interacting with coworkers and bosses, it can feel like you’re stepping into a whole new universe – especially when you’re new. If you pull out your phone, will you be frowned upon? If you fail to answer a call on time, will colleagues be mad at you? I mean, how do you know right from wrong when it comes to cell phone etiquette in the working world?

In today’s video, you’re in for a sweet surprise: It really ISN’T that complicated after all. I’m going to break down some do’s and don’ts for you so that nobody ever says your name and the word ‘rude’ in the same sentence. Your reputation will be outstanding, your communication will be efficient, and you’ll have some key techniques up your sleeve on how to kick the phone addiction.

In this video, we’ll go over:

  • How to keep a HEALTHY relationship between social media and work
  • The WORST times to check your phone at work
  • What to do if you seriously CAN’T ignore a call (even if you’re in a meeting!)
  • The BIGGEST mistake you can make when taking calls in public
  • The GOLDEN RULES for texting (when you should and shouldn’t text)
  • The top etiquette FAILS that you should NEVER do at work
  • An EASY way to ensure you and your coworkers don’t get distracted by your phone

See, I know phones can be productivity-killers at times, but they’re also a GREAT tool. That’s why I want to make sure your cell phone etiquette at work is spot-on.

When it comes to cell phones, not everyone in the workplace has their etiquette mastered. That’s why it’s best you form these habits now and thrive in your career, instead of following suit with coworkers who might not know good etiquette themselves.

Oh, and this is one scenario where I can tell you that you should NOT turn off your phone – at least not until you’re finished watching this video!

I’ll meet you there!


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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