Do you ever find yourself in a meeting sitting across the table from a coworker that has his head down, clearly not paying attention to what is going on in the room? Instead, he is sitting with his hands under the table responding to email messages on his Blackberry, while another participant's cell phone begins to ring to the tune of Fergie. Surely you are not the only person that has experienced these distractions.
Beyond.com recently polled its members to ask, "What behavior do you find bothersome when attending a business meeting?" Out of more than 2,300 poll respondents, business professionals noted that cell phone interrupters was most bothersome with 50.08%, followed by domineering personalities (22.41%), people who never contribute (17.53%) and blackberry checkers (9.97%).
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