How to Reduce Zoom Fatigue

A lot has been written about Zoom fatigue. And now a study by Virtual Human Interactive Lab Stanford University suggests four simple strategies on how to combat this phenomenon.

1. Switch from gallery to speaker view to reduce the amount of close up eye contact. (This is a strategy I’m going to try out more!)

2. Hide the self-view option. (I find it unnatural to see myself, so I’ve been doing this for months.)

3. Rather than statically sitting and staring at the screen, keep a distance so you can move more as you might do in an in-person meeting.

4. Take a break after 30 minutes (not later than 60 minutes!!). And try audio only now and again.

    For a link to the study have a look here:

    https://news.stanford.edu/2021/02/23/four-causes-zoom-fatigue-solutions/

    Do you have any tips for coping with video-conferencing strain?

     

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