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What are your policies on cameras in Zoom calls? My weekly meetings feel like I'm just monologuing in front of my team.

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My camera is off 100% of the time and no one has ever asked me to turn it on or made it mandatory. It's completely optional.

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Nothing official. With small meetings (2-3 people) it is common to turn them on, but for meetings larger than that, especially when people are presenting, they stay off.

In 1:1s I generally ask people to have their camera on if they're comfortable. For team meetings some folks usually have it on. If nobody ever turned their camera on consistently, I might talk about it in 1:1s and ask people to maybe turn on their cameras while they're speaking (if they're comfortable) since I find that helps a lot with engagement. Overall, I don't want to mandate camera policies. More suggestions for optimal engagement.

I personally find it rude to not have a camera on during intimate meetings. Larger ones I don’t think it matters

Generally, camera on for team meetings and anything interactive. We do team meetings once a week - so generally ask for that courtesy from the group to be present and visible. Camera off if listen-only, or if you need to be AFK. And the pro move for external Zooms - camera off, unless the other party goes camera on.

Unspoken rule at my place that everyone has cameras on for every meeting (even with 20+ people). Would probably become a spoken rule if I didn’t put mine on for several calls in a row and didn’t provide an excuse.

I prefer camera on. It seems rude to have it off while you're in a video meeting.

We have to turn our cameras on

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