I just wondered what people’s thoughts were on this.
Since Covid struck last year I have changed job (same company, different department), and like many people now, most of my work interactions are via zoom meetings. (Actually a different brand, not zoom, but that’s not important). What I’ve really struggled with is the fact that I don’t have that face to face contact with my colleagues, and I didn’t realise how much I needed it until it was gone. Quite a few people I work with now I have actually no visual impression of, which makes me feel as if I don’t know them at all. I also rely on a lot of visual clues while talking to people (and am quite a physical/demonstrative speaker myself – I pause and think a lot) so it’s difficult to have that taken away.
The problem is few people in my firm likes putting their camera on during zoom calls. And I think it’s younger people who drive this trend. I’ve started pointedly putting mine on in meetings, but few people seem to follow suit.
To be honest, I was starting to think it was quite rude NOT to put your camera on, » Continue Reading.