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What to do if someone on your work Zoom does something weird, according to an etiquette expert

What to do if someone on your work Zoom does something weird, according to an etiquette expert


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Virtual meetings have been the norm for many since March.




But even though people are attending from their homes, business conduct is still expected — even if people are slipping up.




If you see someone making a Zoom faux pas, you should alert them or whoever is in charge of the meeting right away.




If you're the one making the faux pas, apologize quickly, and don't drag out the issue.




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Meetings have looked a little different since March, but that doesn't mean that all of the rules of business conduct have changed.Yes, we may be able to see each other's home decor, pets, and children more than we normally would, but etiquette expert Elaine Swann told Business Insider that every meeting is still in the "business arena" a?? and that means you should dress, speak, and behave as you would around a conference table.
What to do if someone on your work Zoom does something weird, according to an etiquette expert

Elaine Swann.
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That also means that if you're planning on attending to personal business while on a work call, you probably shouldn't. New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin was recently suspended for exposing and pleasuring himself while on a work Zoom call, according to Vice News.
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