Zoom fatigue unpacked

Zoom fatigue has become a widespread phenomenon as virtual meetings and online communication have become more common. Dr. Jeremy Bailenson, a leading researcher on Zoom fatigue, has identified four main causes: excessive eye contact, constantly seeing oneself on camera, reduced mobility, and increased cognitive load. This blog post offers practical tips for overcoming Zoom fatigue, such as using a quiet and well-lit space, turning off notifications to reduce distractions, taking notes, and using visual aids. Lack of movement during virtual meetings is also a contributing factor to fatigue, but it can be addressed by opting for audio-only calls, incorporating movement breaks, and stretching during video calls. Other factors that contribute to Zoom fatigue include prolonged eye contact at a close distance and constantly seeing oneself on camera. Tips for reducing these effects include using speaker view and hiding self-view. Overall, by making simple adjustments to virtual meeting routines, individuals can combat Zoom fatigue and improve their concentration and engagement.


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