094 90 48200    Get SUPPORT

Aniar IT Services Blog

Tip of the Week: Minding Your Manners in the Office Again

Tip of the Week: Minding Your Manners in the Office Again

In the office, there are certain courtesies that most people follow, simply to make sure that the environment remains a peaceful and effective place to work. Working at home (as many have) makes many of these courtesies redundant. As many return to the office, resuming these manners will be important. Let’s go over some of the biggest shifts that your employees should remember as they head back to the office.

Mobile Device Use

When working from home, the reasonable threshold for mobile device use is significantly different. Theoretically, you could talk to someone on speakerphone with the phone across the room (although you shouldn’t). However, there are other people with you in the office that you could potentially distract.

Take a moment and remind your team of this. Instead of holding long conversations at their desk, make sure they try to keep their calls brief and that they do whatever they can to avoid disturbing others—including leaving the area, if necessary.

Instant Messaging Use

Again, we have the kind of situation where the standards in the office are much different than those for a remote worker. When working remotely, your team needs to be able to communicate and should do so in both a professional and social manner. This is not so much the case in the office.

Allow me to clarify. When a team is working remotely, some socialization via instant messaging can be considered appropriate, so long as it is not interfering with the workday’s processes. This is simply because they are working remotely and can’t socialize with one another face-to-face. In the office, your team can—and almost certainly will—socialize throughout the day amongst themselves. Again, if done in moderation this encourages cooperation, but it can become a hindrance to your productivity if it goes too far. There is also the risk that if your messaging solution is used too much as a stand-up special your team will be less likely to read the important messages that are shared.

Moderation is key, so make sure your team is aware of that as they come back in.

Proper Communications

With so many working from home, remote conferencing solutions have seen a lot of use in recent months. While it may have been out of necessity at first, many users have begun to see the value of the integrated webcam on their laptop when it comes to holding a virtual meeting.

Of course, if these technologies are so helpful to us now, why should that change once people are back in the office? Communications with prospects and clients alike can be improved through a good conferencing solution. Continuing to embrace their options will only help to make the business and its processes more agile.

Whenever it is that people finally get back to the office for the long term, there’s a good chance that some bad habits may have developed by that time. Make sure that you address your expectations in a comprehensive written company policy. Reviewing these policies with your team, along with your privacy and security standards, will help smooth out the transition process and make your expectations clear.

If you’ve already transitioned back, tell us, how has it gone? Are there any challenges that you didn’t expect? Share them in the comments and reach out to Aniar IT Services for any technical assistance needed. Give us a call at 094 90 48200 to learn how we can help your team remain productive, wherever they’re working.

What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead of Hackers in ...
How Companies Will Need IT as They Return to Workp...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, October 28 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.aniar.ie/

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Productivity Business Computing Best Practices Email Privacy Cloud User Tips Workplace Tips Efficiency Network Security Innovation Internet Google Hosted Solutions Microsoft Data IT Support Hardware Software Hackers Business Collaboration VoIP Data Backup Communication Managed IT Services Data Recovery Mobile Device Small Business Cybersecurity Users Android Smartphones Phishing Windows 10 Tech Term Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Computer Smartphone Communications IT Services Malware Network Backup Gadgets Outsourced IT Business Continuity Miscellaneous Saving Money Artificial Intelligence Windows Browser Information Business Management Managed Service Spam Facebook Internet of Things Disaster Recovery Office 365 Upgrade Passwords Chrome BDR Covid-19 Server Quick Tips BYOD Automation Social Media Router Wi-Fi How To Microsoft Office Networking Operating System Blockchain Mobile Office Paperless Office Word Save Money Holiday Cybercrime Computers Data Security Data Storage Applications Apps Encryption Windows 7 Vulnerability Government Staff Bandwidth Remote Work Patch Management Data Protection HIPAA Ransomware Mobile Device Management Remote Monitoring Settings Two-factor Authentication Telephone System Money Virtualization Connectivity Managed IT History Display Infrastructure Human Resources Data Breach Vendor Management VPN Big Data Bring Your Own Device Managed IT services Website IT Management Redundancy Voice over Internet Protocol Password Hard Drive Telephone Systems App Virtual Assistant Office Business Technology Social Engineering Meetings Google Drive Education Managed Services Provider Avoiding Downtime WiFi Health Wireless Procurement Audit Comparison Identity Theft Private Cloud IT Plan Servers Google Docs OneNote Employee/Employer Relationship Law Enforcement Vendor Augmented Reality Unsupported Software Telephony Help Desk Scam Machine Learning Access Control Conferencing Compliance Sports Digital Signage Update Business Intelligence CES Cryptocurrency Remote Fraud Training Software as a Service Spam Blocking Botnet Processor Keyboard Content Management Going Green Amazon Remote Worker Database Skype Virtual Reality Professional Services eWaste Thought Leadership Shortcuts Outlook Save Time Managed IT Service Microchip Employees Travel Development Project Management Quick Tip Charger Document Management Hosted Computing Camera Procedure Tools Work/Life Balance ROI Personal Wireless Internet Smartwatch Recovery Saving Time Amazon Web Services Accountants Wiring Solid State Drive Start Menu Cabling Fiber Optics Legal Enterprise Content Management Mobility Frequently Asked Questions Messaging Proactive IT Windows 10s Sync Multi-Factor Security Password Manager Nanotechnology Search Engine Downtime Sales Screen Mirroring Bitcoin Regulations Wireless Charging Inventory Printers FinTech Millennials GDPR Digitize USB Excel Supply Chain Management Firewall Physical Security Cables Trend Micro Criminal Password Management Twitter Social Employer-Employee Relationship SMS Digital Signature MSP Net Neutrality OLED Using Data Business Mangement Smart Tech Bing Root Cause Analysis SharePoint Cast Flash Batteries PCI DSS Google Apps Entertainment Warranty Apple Value Workforce Remote Computing IT Assessment Electronic Medical Records Wire Employee Tip of the week Managed Services Online Shopping Unified Threat Management Specifications Default App Shopping NIST Addiction Virtual Machine AI Credit Cards PDF File Sharing ISP Public Cloud Trending Biometric Security Information Technology Gmail HVAC 5G HaaS Virtual Private Network Workers Printer Windows Server 2008 R2 OneDrive Data Management Windows Server 2008 Evernote Cleaning Mobile Computing Computer Fan IT Infrastructure Social Network Data loss Hypervisor Cryptomining The Internet of Things Software Tips Manufacturing Computing Recycling Devices Hacker HBO Google Search Remote Workers YouTube Authentication Mouse RMM Telecommuting Copiers Computer Care Peripheral Smart Office Practices FENG Policy Investment Printing Safe Mode Cache Security Cameras Cortana Alert IP Address Company Culture Managed Service Provider Customer Service Hiring/Firing Personal Information Domains Managing Stress Fun Windows 10 Financial Public Speaking Presentation Lithium-ion battery Hard Drives Wireless Technology Tech Support Search IBM Safety Productivity Marketing Budget CrashOverride Regulation Customer Relationship Management Emergency Competition