In every society there are written and unwritten rules that members of that society have to follow. The same goes for meetings. Unlike in elementary school, most organizations won’t have a poster specifying which behavior is acceptable during meetings and which isn’t. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any rules. By not abiding to the rules you risk that others think of you as rude and that can be detrimental to your career in the long-run.
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The general rule of thumb is: Don’t be rude, be respectful. Don’t do anything that is disrespectful towards others. We have compiled some basic rules you should follow during every meeting: