Remote working has become so popular due to the pandemics that now one can easily come up with a set of rules of etiquette for this form of occupation which can be applied to almost all company. Still, many people are not educated well about the way they are supposed to behave when they are working from home and many of them tend to make some common mistakes. Some of these mistakes are just somewhat annoying, however others can severely impair the working process. It is crucial to be aware of such things and make your best not to repeat these mistakes.
Not using a work chat in a proper way
Work chats still remain a mystery to many people while many of Internet users have still not learnt how to use private chats with several participants in a proper way. There is nothing strange in the fact many employees use a work chat in a rather inefficient way.
First of all, some workers tend to fill a work chat with various private messages trying to have casual discussions with other workers. When it comes to a live conversation, such things might come naturally between people as they are exchanging information and some things can just pop up for example a joke or an anecdote. This does not necessarily mean co-workers are distracted from work and not serious about their tasks.
Yet, when it comes to exchanging information on a work chat, it can become extremely difficult for people to find out necessary information which as communicated by someone because of the chat being flooded with such irrelevant messages. For that reason, it is highly recommended to use work chats exclusively for exchanging information related to work.
Another popular problem regarded work chats is the amount of audio messages sent by some individuals. Certainly, recording an audio will take less time than creating a text message, however, apart from the fact not everyone is capable of listening to the messages at the moment, it is just not as convenient to go through recorded messages as to read the information presented in a text.
Letting various noises to mess with group calls
Unfortunately, not everyone has an opportunity to work at home from a separate room and some people are not even capable of working alone as they are constantly surrounded by other people at home. There is no need to blame such people as there is no one’s fault the reality has changed so much since the pandemics. Still, there are things which everyone can do in order to make the flow of conversation better.
One of the best things everyone can do is to turn one’s microphone off during group calls whenever he or she does not have anything to say. This can be extremely helpful as there is whole bunch of noises which can interfere with a call making it impossible for other participants of conversation to understand the discussion.
Getting distracted at work
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, there are many ways in which one can get distracted while working at home and the easiest way is offered by your work place itself. Of course, you can easily check whatever you want on the net while your co-workers are trying to have a conversation with you, especially if you are not on a video call.
Yet, if you think it is a good idea to surf through the Internet or try to solve some of your private problems while speaking to your co-workers about the work, you are making a huge mistakes. People can easily understand you are absolutely distracted which will be rather impolite. in addition to it, you will be risking to miss some really crucial information.