Another day filled with endless conference calls. I really enjoy talking to people and collaborating, but my current experiences with conference calls are driving me up the wall. Dialling into a room where people can’t be bothered to move close to the microphones. Hearing a supplier try to present from a train. Somebody putting the call on hold, meaning the conference call got stopped because we all had to listen to hold music.
And really? I know wireless headsets are great, but please take it off before you go to the bathroom.
Surely it just takes a bit of respect for your colleagues on the call – a large amount of whom will be remote – to change your behaviour. There’s a lot of people on these calls and you’re wasting all their time. Learn the new etiquette needed to navigate the new way of working