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Couches and Slouches (from Communication Essentials)

Maintaining Professional Communication

Telly Award Winner! In an era where workplace flexibility is increasingly valued, maintaining a professional demeanor and engagement during meetings remains crucial. This situation delves into the fine line between comfort and complacency, highlighting how non-verbal cues can significantly impact team dynamics and perceptions of commitment. The interaction between co-workers serves as a reminder of the significant role non-verbal communication plays in shaping team perceptions and dynamics.

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  • Creating a Collaborative Environment
  • Developing Critical Work Skills
  • Promoting Teamwork

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Training Files (6)

TitleTypeTime/PagesLanguage
NEW Communication Essentials: Couches and Slouches
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette03:05 min EnglishDemo
Video Vignette02:44 min EnglishDemo

Additional Information

Non-verbal cues like posture and phone usage during meetings can negatively impact colleagues' perceptions of engagement and respect. Leadership should proactively address and set expectations for professional behavior to maintain a constructive team atmosphere. Open communication about meeting etiquette can help balance the evolving norms of workplace flexibility with the need for professionalism and productivity.


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