The spread of the Coronavirus and the lockdown have led to virtual meetings becoming an essential method of conducting business, ensuring continuity and productivity as well as regular connectivity.
Virtual meetings have become an invaluable tool for connecting with everyone from co-workers and clients, to a variety of individuals, bringing everyone together from a variety of remote locations. These meetings are becoming part of our daily routine.
At the click of a button you can interact with worldwide participants and it can feel as if you are all in the same room. Although these meetings are different from face to face meetings, it is undeniable that there is a level of etiquette required in order to keep them as professional as we do face-to-face meetings. Some important requirements are:
Meeting manners don’t go away just because you are not physically in the same room with the other participants.
Much of the communication process for face to face meetings such a body language, eye contact and other non-verbal communication cues, may be lost over teleconference or video meetings. This may often lead to miscommunication or misinterpretation, therefore patience, open mindedness and a degree of grace too, is required of all of us.