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A Gentle Push to Reduce the Frequency of Smartphone Use in Corporate Meetings

Vaccaro M*, Venanzi P, Bisagni M, Pozzi F and Moderato P

Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal
Abstract


In order to address the problem of the high frequency of smartphone usage during company meetings, a nudge intervention was developed in a Lombardy company to reduce its usage The use of two nudge techniques, simplification and social norms, has allowed the participants to push gently, without punishment or economic incentives, to reduce the usage of their device during meetings between employees and the company manager. The data showed that, under experimental conditions, the frequency of use of the devices was reduced compared to the control rate, which suggests the effectiveness of the intervention.

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