Day 2: Avoid Zoom fatigue

Lockdown has meant more and more meetings have gone virtual – and that includes training too. The only trouble is it has now led to Zoom fatigue. Why is this so exhausting? Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy explain why in How to Combat Zoom Fatigue.

“In part, it’s because they force us to focus more intently on conversations in order to absorb information. Think of it this way: when you’re sitting in a conference room, you can rely on whispered side exchanges to catch you up if you get distracted or answer quick, clarifying questions. During a video call, however, it’s impossible to do this unless you use the private chat feature or awkwardly try to find a moment to unmute and ask a colleague to repeat themselves.”

When it comes to virtual training, this issue needs to be carefully considered to ensure you don’t overwhelm your people.

If you are using Zoom for your virtual training what are YOU doing to avoid Zoom fatigue?

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