In meetings, we avoid...
A notification on your smartphone, cookies that crunch under your teeth, laughter or low masses during a presentation, an awkward intervention, an inappropriate posture... The success of a meeting depends not only on the skills of the organizer and the quality of the content, but also on the involvement of the participants. Here is a closer look at the code of bad conduct that you should never follow during your next meeting.
Highlighting the presence of your phone
It's hard to do without your smartphone, even in meetings. Everyone is waiting for a call, an email or an important file. Nevertheless, don't let your faithful companion become the main protagonist of the seminar or conference. Put your mobile phone on silent mode when you enter the room, and make sure you don't check it every ten minutes. Your obsession may irritate your colleagues and, more importantly, the organizer.
Making noise while eating snacks
Brainstorming, role-playing games, workshops, PowerPoint presentations... some meetings tend to drag on and put a strain on the participants' bodies. If you treat yourself to a snack between breaks, be careful not to be loud with your wrappers and chewing. Be discreet and spare your colleagues, who certainly don't want to see your cookies being crushed in your mouth.
Disrespecting the speaker
Cutting someone during an intervention is a reflex that is as involuntary as it is embarrassing.
If you would like to ask a question about your company's strategy or obtain more information about the new product presented, let the speaker speak before speaking. Avoid bursting into laughter if the subject is serious and wait until the next break to tell the person next to you about the contract you have just signed or the holiday you are planning.