As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, few industries remain unscathed. Virtual meetings have become an essential part of how modern businesses maintain productivity and continuity. They’re an easy, cost-effective way to align multiple offices, keep remote employees engaged, and work with clients and vendors. While virtual meetings have likely been a part of your daily work routine for some time now, it’s still easy to fall victim to some major meeting faux pas. Virtual meeting etiquette is a whole new ball game compared to in-person meetings, as many folks are learning the hard way.
Just a few short years ago, the idea of a business meeting between talking heads on a computer screen seemed to exist only in the realm of science fiction. In recent years, the technology has been developed to do just that. It simply lay waiting for the business world to catch up and embrace it. Now, as the result of social distancing measures, restrictions on travel, and the global nature of our economy, the technology has been thrust upon us. In many ways, video conferencing has become the only way to do to do business. And for many of us, it’s time to get up to speed.