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One of the ways in which we have had to adapt in the past 16 weeks is to change the way we communicate and meet with others, and many of us have turned to video calling platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. This way of working has replaced face-to-face and telephone conversations, but when over-used video meetings can create fatigue in a way that other conversations don’t, due to factors such as increased screen time, fewer non-verbal cues, different visual stimuli and technical issues such as poor audio and lost connections.
In order to raise awareness and to encourage reflection on our use of video calling platforms, the University Senior Executive Team are supporting a series of ‘Zoom Free Fridays’ in July and August where video meetings are to be avoided as much as possible.
When reflecting on our use of video calling platforms, here are a few suggestions for minimising potential fatigue:
The university already provides more general advice for colleagues working from home.