As more and more of us are now getting the option to work from home every on a more regular basis – apart from the poor employees at Yahoo! who have had the remote working rug pulled from under them – so conference calling is playing a bigger and bigger part in the working day.
And while working from home has its benefits – notably, you’ll miss the daily commute but never have to miss an episode of Come Dine with Me again – it’s also filled with potential pitfalls, particularly where conference calling is concerned.
It’s can be complicated enough when the teleconference is done over the phone; eating is out and coughs must be stifled to avoid deafening the other participants. And throwing video into equation makes things even worse as this means you actually have to get dressed for work – if only from the waist up.
If the idea of a remote conversations gives you the pip, then simply follow our three top tips to avoid conference call catastrophe…