Zoom CEO Eric Juan acknowledged that zoom fatigue can be caused by working from home due to infection-induced restrictions. Since the onset of the corona virus epidemic last year, most people in the service sector have been working remotely, leading to intermittent video calls and online encounters, resulting in fatigue and burnout. Many top executives of large companies now say they can reconsider work from home in the coming weeks as their executives back down against the idea of working remotely. The problem is so pervasive that Zoom founder and CEO Juan even admitted that he personally experienced fatigue due to endless virtual encounters on the video conferencing platform.
Juan, the CEO of the Wall Street Journal, who spoke almost at the council summit, had to attend 19 consecutive zoom meetings last year, so he was very tired. Juan added that he had stopped back-to-back meetings, which was convenient for him.
Zoom CEO Eric Juan, CEO of The Wall Street Journal at the Council Summit, admits that he suffers from zoom fatigue and no longer plans meetings! # Zoom https://t.co/pXsSxsx6ZU
– Professor. Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA (ar Barry Sullivan) May 5, 2021
His sentiments were echoed by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who said he had been in office for several months and had decided to re-employ his staff. He said most of his staff have been back in office since May, but many are not happy about it.
Yuan said he would like to re-employ his staff two days a week.
Many Twitter users shared their experiences due to the continuous video encounters.
I don’t usually post unscientific stuff … but this comic-piece I saw yesterday in an old Charlie Brown book is exceptional!
Nice old and brilliant Snoopy – he knew too much “zooming” was not good 🙂 pic.twitter.com/GhwwR8RXn7
– Alessandro Bartholomew Lab (art Bartholomew Lab) May 5, 2021
Any of the best tips for beating #ZoomFatigue ?
I am destroyed by showing what I hear and participate in back-to-back meetings. At 4pm I usually lost the ability to form a sentence. pic.twitter.com/iTU2SVzT0u
– Mahri Coxon 💙% 1% FFS (hamharicoxon) May 5, 2021
People need to pay constant attention to video conferencing, which leads to fatigue. Experts recommend taking a short break after each appointment to rejuvenate the mind. A recent Stanford University study found that women experience more zoom fatigue than men. According to research, about 14 percent of women in their sample reported being very tired, compared to less than six percent of men.
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