Have you got Zoom fatigue?
Like countless people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust our life into a virtual space.
From face to face meeting to online zoom meetings things have definitely changed due to Covid 19 and social distancing.
Zoom is so popular. It’s easy to use, reliable and for the vast majority it’s incredibly convenient
So, what do you think of zoom and have you zoom fatigue?
Whether you are the host or participant in a zoom meeting its certainly has advantages and disadvantages.
People are reporting “It’s almost like you’re emoting more because you’re just a little box on a screen and its leaving you feeling more tired.”
Zoom offers a consistent user experience and has excellent tools that are optimised to work reliably. This coupled with the ease of use makes Zoom a reliable video conferencing for all types of businesses.
• Flexibility of working from home or anywhere with internet connection
• Maintain long distance
• Cuts down on travel and meetings in work place
• Able to maintain long distance relationships
• connect work rooms remotely
• Can even generate a sense of togetherness
• work collaboratively i.e. cloud choirs, team projects, social gatherings
• Zoom glare
• Multiple screens
• Forced eye contact
• Less Collaborative
• Interference with noise and sounds so people become muted
• Neurological difficulty with people with autism
• Not ideal for networking- not a good replacement
• The poor, unpredictable video quality, is often blurry and pixelated.
• The audio and video quality can deteriorate to the point of unusability,”
So many people are reporting similar experiences that it’s earned its own slang term, ‘Zoom fatigue,’ though this exhaustion also applies if you’re using Google Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime, or any other video-calling interface.
It’s even possible Zoom fatigue will diminish once people learn to navigate the mental tangle video chatting can cause.
You have the option of turning off your camera if you feel self-conscious or over stimulated. This can save your energy for when you absolutely need to talk or contribute to the group or meeting.
For the future we know we have to change and adapt to this new way of working.
Technology is advancing daily and there’s no doubt Zoom, and other videos conferencing interfaces will perfect the challenges we have.
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