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Tired Of Your Employees WhatsApp Addiction At Work? Here Is The Answer

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As a manager who works to achieve day-to-day targets, it’s frustrating to see an employee busy texting on a social network when they should be busy working. Don’t worry, a San Fransisco startup called Yondr made a pouch that attempts to stop smartphone addiction for employees, students and generally for everyone. One study found out that an average user checks their phone 85 times a day. Just checking only not to mention spending time texting making calls.
According to Yondr, it uses a patented system to create phone-free spaces for educators, organizations, and individuals. Yondr uses the same technology that is more or less similar to the one used for security tags of clothes.

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How does it work?

As a person enters a class, workplace or concert they will be asked at the entrance to put their smartphone inside a Yondr pouch that locks up the phone in the pouch. The Yondr pouch can only be unlocked at a designated Yondr stand were a person is allowed to use their phone.

So a manager who wants to limit the time of his or her employees on social media would just take an employees phone at the point of entry and enclose it in a Yondr pouch till a certain time when employees are allowed to use their phone.

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Yondr founder Graham Dugoni says that their pouch is trying to fight phone addiction whilst at the same time teaching an individual to be self-disciplined. As of now, the product has won favour with schools, musicians and stand-up comedians who want undivided attention from their audience. And companies could join the bandwagon.

Will Yondr eliminate smartphone addiction?


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