Survey reveals the most annoying work-from home coworker behaviours

Are you inadvertently annoying your coworkers? Because it turns out that you can get on other people’s nerves without even being in the same room as them.

Although, on the bright side, it turns out that we’re slightly less irritated with the habits of our remote colleagues. A new survey has found that roughly half (53 percent) of people working from home find their teammates less annoying than when they were all in the office together.

Still, there are plenty of behaviours that rub teammates the wrong way. According to the survey participants’ slow responses, distracting noises, and eating on camera are the top offences. Here are the top ten remote working behaviours that annoy coworkers.

10 most annoying behaviours colleagues do while working remotely

Slow responses to emails and direct messages when you can see they are online

Background noise during video calls

Eating during a video call

Booking in too many video meetings

Muting and un-muting at the wrong times

Booking video chat when a phone call would suffice

Chatting/messaging after work hours

Answering a phone call while on a video meeting

Working on something else during a video call

Asking you to turn on your camera for a video call

Eating loudly was also one of the most annoying behaviours that participants complained about their coworkers when in the office. The other top in-office faux pas includes blatantly sucking up to the boss and taking conference calls on a speaker phone.

Want to make up for all the irritating habits? The survey also revealed the top behaviours that coworkers find endearing. These include messaging to ask how you are doing, replying quickly, and giving full attention to video calls.

You can read the full survey results and analysis over on Metro.

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