MVP: If you have your phone with you, you will use it. Using your phone when others are present degrades the experience we have with them.
I subscribe to a monthly email list on marketing (link). This month, there was a summary of research on small groups and phones:
Yes, the study was about strangers, but think about these two things:
In other words, this wasn’t about who you were with, it was about whether you had your phone or not and what impact that had on your satisfaction.
Today’s intention: When you are checking in on the people you serve, leave your phone in your office! You will be happier, people will feel more valued, and you will be a better leader.