Something which occurred to me in an earlier discussion today: would the increasing ubiquity of video conferencing, hang outs, Skype, etc make men and women less self-conscious about appearance: in other words, the same effect that casual dress has gradually had in most offices?
In reading the prior posts here, it seems there's some Mars/Venus going on here. Are women self conscious, therefore they don't videoconference as much as men, who aren't as self conscious? Or are women more aware of looking professional on the videoconference, implying men aren't as concerned at looking professional? Perhaps these comments are the key to more than the topic here!
Men were almost twice (66 versus 36) as likely to use video conferencing than women. IMO, that would seem to indicate more of a reluctance among women than men. My guess it they tend to be more self conscious, which would lead to them not doing at all in addition to putting in more prep time.
Maybe it's not that the idea of videoconferencing or the camera scare them more than men, but it certainly involves more preparation, more makeup than usual for a regular meeting, for instance, which implies more prep time.
I think that those saying bathroom videoconferencing was Okay were just kidding. Then here we are, all discussing about it.
I wouldn't think of any videoconfering without any makeup on either. It's just the same as attending a business meeting. Most likely you are going to go well dressed and with your makeup and hair done. At least, I do. :) I still have to get my hands on that HD makeup.
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