Zoom Fatigue is Real. And it's Really Exhausting

How many times in the past week have you heard the term, “Zoom Fatigue.” Yes, it’s real. You’re not just feeling like you’re feeling this way. Excessive video calls are actually tiring you out more quickly than a traditional workday pre-COVID.

Last month researchers at Stanford University published an article in the journal, Technology, Mind and Behavior. The article was peer-reviewed and the first of its kind since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The four points below outline how the calls are wearing you out.

  • Excessive amounts of close-up eye contact is intensive
  • Seeing yourself during video chats in real-time is fatiguing
  • Our mobility is limited
  • Video chats require the body to be much more committed cognitively

Zoom and its counterparts in the market are fantastic tools that are helping to keep us safe at home. As more and more people become inoculated to the coronavirus, though, many will look forward to reconnecting in a much more person-to-person manner.

When the time is right and you are ready to accomplish some work with others in-person, Office Evolution Fishers has two conference rooms that are available to members and non-members alike. Call Scott Drake at 317.827.8833 to schedule your next meeting.