Work meetings are an opportunity to make a positive impression on your colleagues and your boss. That doesn’t change when the meeting is virtual.
But there are fundamental differences between in-person and virtual meetings. Virtual communication makes our typical nonverbal cues a lot more challenging to convey and understand. And while virtual communication can increase a sense of equality and decrease displays of power (the boss sitting at the head of the conference table, for example), online conferencing may actually increase participants’ anxiety about their status and their sense that online meetings “don’t really matter.”
These differences will