I cannot even begin to count the number of video conferences I’ve done since the beginning of March.
I’ve worked exclusively at home for 11 years, and so I thought I was as up to date as anyone on remote communication. I teach a daily class via Skype and thought I was prepared for all my real-life meetings to replaced with video conferences–mostly Zoom.
But, I find them exhausting. And today, after a particularly harrowing one that lasted an hour and a half, I had to walk into the living room and get my son back on his school video conference. And by then, I felt like a nap was in order. (Sadly, I did not do this.)
It turns out I’m not alone. The BBC spoke to some experts: Academics and workplace experts Gianpiero Petriglieri and Marissa Shuffler. They explained what’s up.
To keep reading, click here: Exhausted? Blame Zoom. Or Skype