Updated October 9 at 6:09pm

Phone use in the office

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Phone use in the office


How often do you make/take personal phone calls at work?

• Daily – 64.3%

• Weekly – 14.3%

• Rarely/never – 14.3%

• A few times a month – 7.1%

At your company, how has the incidence of personal phone calls at work changed in the past five years?

• Increased – 21.4%

• No change – 78.6%

• Decreased – 0%

Do you believe it is appropriate to make/take personal phone calls while on the job?

• Yes – 57.1%

• No – 28.6%

• Undecided – 14.3%

Does your company have a formal policy regarding personal phone calls at work?

• Yes – 35.7%

• No – 64.3%


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