You might recognise this idea from movies and video games.
Producers will place an object, cameo, or reference just outside the viewer’s peripheral. Most of the time we're so focused on the core of the scene that we miss these little things.
But if you’re in on the joke, you’ll get a unique—and fun—experience. For example, if you always take calls in your office, you could trade out a picture on the wall behind you each time you take a call with someone. See how long it takes for them to notice. Or move your desk closer and closer to a background object with each call.
Make little changes and you’ll see who is really paying attention. If you have a recurring meeting with a teammate, you could turn this into a game and see who notices the difference first!
2. Always on
A few of our partners in their businesses have started leaving a RingCentral Video screen on all day.
All they do is share the meeting’s ID or link with each other, and use this as a chance to pop in on each other throughout the day.
Essentially, it creates an online version of that random walk-by that you experience in an office environment.
Leave your video on while you work and see if it helps you connect with your team throughout the day, have a casual conversation, or even share lunch together—all while working remotely.
3. Video-only days
If you need a bit of practice getting used to video meetings, this is a great way to start building that up.
Can you survive all day with only video calls? Try it!