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BLUF :  Can (should) a Manager start asking for higher professional standards of behavior / dress / appearance when TeleMeetings start becoming the norm ?

Hi all, this is a question about something that is startring to bug me.

I know that the M-T advice about Telemeeting has been to give folks the grace and the slack to be less professional when Telemeeting from home in their dress and their environment -- i.e. dogs and kids and messy room and sound quality and dress code etc.

Now that some businesses may start making Teleworking and Telemeeting more "normal" and SOP can (should) managers start asking their directs to up their game with Telemeetings.

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No more T-Shirts

No more frivolous and campy virtual backgrounds

Get a better Camera

Better Grooming

Improve the sound quality of your mic (with a better camera or an external mic)

Clean up the space in the background

Find a way to keep your kids and dogs from interrupting the meeting.

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I think you get the picture.

This is a work meeting - this is a professional activity.

This is now -- "the workplace"

If we can ask for these things when an employee is in the office why shouldn't we start asking for them in the Virtual office space when we are interacting ?

* At what time / place -- When can we start considering TeleMeeting a normal and businesslike activity that expects a certain level of professional comportment ?

 

TJPuccio

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