As more and more workplaces are transitioning to video/audio/and other teleconference options amid the COVID-19 pandemic, toxic workplaces can and will take on new meanings. Employees may do well to engage in radical self-care by naming and addressing toxic workplace interactions.
There will be passive aggressive colleagues who will attempt to dismiss your contributions or demean your position; don’t take the bait.
There may be conference call bullies who will micro-aggressively talk over or intentionally derail the conversation; find and maintain your center.
Now, perhaps more than ever, we need professionalism, civility and colleagues who engage in workplace etiquette that keeps the goal of the whole in mind.