P.Is and ‘Work from Home’ for fresher’s
Enterprises worldwide are coming to terms with the Corona Virus outbreak and the disruption followed in all walks of life. The World Health Organistion, (WHO) mentioned, “Alarming level of severity and alarming level of inaction” before declaring the status as ‘pandemic’. Travel and Work adversaries started flowing in from organisations and government authorities.
Social distancing is the norm overnight
Global MNCs Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Spotify to local business house, everyone is grappling with business continuity challenges with no or minimal physical presence of employees in offices. Mandatory work-from-home policies have been rolled out to avoid further spreading of the Covid-19 virus.
Academic Institutes have cancelled all events. According to poll, 81% students were in favour of a remote Personal Interviews (PI), given an option during this MBA / Engineering & other admission sessions.
Business is being conducted through phone calls and video conferences.
Many of you will be in this situation for the first time. Time to Un-learn & Re-learn.
The TikTok generation definitely is not camera shy but here we are not talking of making a video with snappy music back ground. It is far more serious. It is about career and profession. And off course – Health and Safety comes first.
Dos and Don’ts for virtual meetings – telephone & video conferences
• Be ready with earplugs for phone/laptop/desktop for Web-Ex meetings. Keep note pad and pen handy.
All Set? How to go
Now, remember virtual working environment need additional efforts to communicate as there are many non-verbal communications which takes place during physical meetings do not happen in virtual set up.
• Try to maintain the same level of communication effectiveness as in-person meeting.
Dress professionally and act professionally the way you would have done in physical meeting. Remember it’s not that difficult you are not alone facing the challenges. It is same for the people at the other end.
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