Working entirely or partly from home is the new normal for many.

  • Ensure you are sitting comfortably and are organised with everything you need before the meeting. Ensure all items or documents required are within easy reach of your seated or standing position.s Here

  • Consider using a different space away from your main desk (Remember that in the office, you used to go to a separate meeting room for meetings). Using another room or area provides you with a ‘mini-break’ from your desk as you move to and from your zoom location.

  • Use earphones or a headset to reduce background noise. Background noise can also be reduced by muting participants when they are not speaking.

  • Consider standing for your meeting if you do not need to type or use your computer. Alternatively, taking the opportunity to ‘walk and talk’ using headphones whilst on a phone call is a great way to incorporate a postural break into your schedule.

  • When using a laptop, position your webcam/screen that prevents you from tilting your head up or down. If using a docking station and external monitor, consider a separate webcam that can be positioned on top of the external monitor so that you don’t need to rotate your head to view your laptop camera.

  • For longer meetings or training sessions, incorporate a mini-break to allow attendees to get up and move, have a drink or go for a walk, or have a toilet break.

  • When you have finished your meeting, take the opportunity to take a short ‘mini-break’ or do some exercises to reduce postural strain.

  • For staff working from home, consider scheduling some informal ‘coffee meetings’ to allow staff the opportunity to catch up, as they would do when in the office.