Sound travels easily in our work environments. With more staff coming onsite, it’s important we remain aware of our volume levels and recognize that others around us can hear our conversations.
Here are a few important reminders about conversations and meetings when onsite in the office.
- Use a headset in open cubical areas when on video calls or attending trainings/webinars to avoid disrupting others. If you need a headset, or if yours isn’t working properly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the admin team will assist.
- All sensitive or confidential conversations (1:1s, interviews, feedback convos) should be held in a conference room or office, not in the open cubical areas. Please be thoughtful about the types of conversations you’re having in open areas. If you need a conference room or office for a meeting, please email email@example.com and we will happily find you a location.
- Be mindful of how loud your conversations are in the aisles and working areas. While we understand teams need to be in communication throughout the day (huddles, check-ins, etc.), please keep in mind that many people’s voices at one time or loud conversations in echoey areas (such as a kitchen or printer bay) can become quite disruptive for those around you.
Thank you for your help and support with the above items. We all want to work in a respectful environment and your positive efforts really do make a difference!