Apparently, in New York City, only 25% of workers have returned to the office. It’s projected that number will climb to only 50% in 2022.
In other words, it’s doubtful the question of where people work will go away anytime soon.
While I believe the camera allows for better collaboration, I’m also sensitive to the impact being on camera may have on people.
Instead of forcing people to turn their cameras on, I make it a request such as:
“I know our work together will be enhanced by being able to see each other. So, if it works for you, I’d ask you to turn on your camera in our work together.”
You never know what a person is dealing with. So, why not make a request that’s supportive of what might be true for them.
A request is always far more powerful than a demand.
You’ve got this.