To meet the needs and expectations of clients, organizations have adopted virtual conferencing to organize meetings and deliver work. The resulting effect has led to many people participating in online meetings. This brings up virtual meeting etiquettes and why it’s important:
- Projecting a proper image: Virtual conferencing has both advantages and disadvantages. The benefit of remotely attending a meeting allows for great flexibility; however, communicating virtually diminishes the ability to project the proper professional image that normally occurs during an offline meeting. Virtual etiquette allows participants to bridge this gap by following formalities that mimic an offline meeting.
- Distractions and disruptions: Attending a meeting remotely reveals many distractions. Checking emails, texts, and/or fidgeting in front of the camera can be tempting as it may be difficult to sit still and look at a screen for more than 30 minutes at a time. Although it may seem like minor factors these activities, and others like background noise, would signal to other participants that they don’t have your full attention and/or will disrupt the meeting which most people find frustrating.
- Reducing communication inefficiency: As mentioned previously, distraction leads to ineffective communication as both focusing and getting the attention from participants is harder. As the objective of a meeting is to disseminate information to all parties involved, reducing this inefficiency should be every conference host’s goal. Ensuring all participants follow proper etiquette leads to successful meetings.
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