Volume 5

V5 N2 Pages 4-13

April 2012

Mobile Telephone Usage, Attitude, and Behavior During Group Meetings.

Robert Bajko
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Abstract: In the past few years smartphones have infiltrated the North American consumer markets. As the functionality and processor speed increase on these devices, they have started to be used in meetings in place of conventional mobile devices such as laptops. The aim of our research is to assess the perceptions and attitudes of mobile device user in organizational meetings. This paper presents results from an online survey conducted in the Southern Ontario region on smart mobile device perception and use during meetings. The major findings from 105 participants include that the majority of participants use a laptop during meetings regardless of who is present, and that laptops are most supported while iPhones are least supported. Participants also claim to have few difficulties with multitasking between tasks being carried out with the laptop and meeting tasks. A majority of participants would not accept or make phone calls or text messages during meetings unless there is an emergency.

Keywords: Group Meetings, Mobile Computing, Mobile Phone, Mobile telephony, smartphones, Mobile Communication

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Recommended Citation: Bajko, R. (2012). Mobile Telephone Usage, Attitude, and Behavior During Group Meetings.. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 5(2) pp 4-13. http://jisar.org/2012-5/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2011)