The doors open wide, you enter, and they close behind you. As the elevator begins its ascent, you realize it's just you and one other person taking this ride. The silence soon grows uncomfortable.
Pop quiz. What's your go-to move?
A) Stare at your shoes.
B) Pull out your cellphone.
C) Make brief eye contact.
D) Initiate chitchat.
If your answer was B, you're like far too many of us, eyes glued to our phones, attention focused on the digital world.