During the COVID-19 pandemic, we learned the hard way that being on Zoom, or any other video conferencing system, wears us down.
A few things we’ve learned can reduce the harm:
- Breaks between meetings help your brain reset – 5-10 mins
- Breaks need to be away from the computer – step outside; meditate; stretch – no screens
- Make meetings more intentional, effective, and shorter
- Our brains are not designed to see ourselves all day. Turn off the self view in your video tool.
- How to combat Zoom Fatigue
- Four causes of Zoom Fatigue and their Solutions
- Microsoft Research – Your Brain needs a break between meetings
- Work from Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue are more complex than you think
- “Zoom Fatigue” Disproportionately Affects Women And New Hires
Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.
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