The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

We all know that having the video on in Zoom calls is fatiguing to people. 

But did you know that having the video led to people being less engaged in meetings and subsequently, in their work overall, leading them to speak up less in meetings and feeling less passionate about their job?

It’s interesting because we often think that being engaged requires seeing people’s faces and expressions. 

However, the cost of having to see those expressions and having to be on all the time leads people to be less engaged because of their fatigue. 

I hope that this makes you think about when you are going to have cameras on or off in your meetings. Is it a requirement? Or is it up to the person? If it is up to the person, are there some meetings where everyone will have them on or everyone will have them off?

Watch my video for more.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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