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Eye contact is on the decline, thanks to mobile technology. And it’s destroying our social norms in the workplace. Do you agree?

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I have been saying for a while that I think that mobile phones are making people more unsociable. Youngsters brought up with a mobile glued to their hand can’t hold a conversation with anyone. It’s all text and social media updates. I also think that making and maintaining eye contact with the person who is speaking in meetings, and especially during an interview, is very important and, if nothing else, it helps you to stay focussed on what is being said.

The following article was written by Andrew Nusca for Between the Lines | May 30, 2013 — 14:00 GMT (15:00 BST) and published in http://www.zdnet.com

Eye contact is on the decline, thanks to mobile technology. And it’s destroying our social norms in the workplace.

OK, quick show of (virtual) hands: how many times have you, in the middle of someone talking to you, glanced down at your smartphone?

No?…

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