A new guide for working from home, says that you shouldn't do domestic chores during a meeting, avoid looking at your phone during a video call, and not wear clothes that are too casual.
The first-ever behavioural booklet for hybrid work has been unveiled by the etiquette bible Debrett's.
Remote workers are also advised to avoid multi-tasking while on a video call, " If you're making a call from a laptop or tablet, try to keep it in a fixed position. Don’t carry it downstairs because there’s a knock at the front door, or while you wander around the office, giving your colleagues a bad dose of motion sickness — it’s better to just make your excuses and step away temporarily."
Hybrid workers are also being advised to give colleagues a 'royal wave' at the end of a video call, which can soften the abrupt finality of pressing ‘End call’.
The guide also advises people to "create a dedicated physical space for work and adhering to your own working timetable will help you to feel focused and productive."
Hybrid work has given us greater flexibility and freedom. But can our behaviour enhance our productivity?
— Debrett's (@Debretts) January 31, 2023