In this Duke Today article, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor Scott Kollins, PhD, notes that the back-to-back video calls and webinars that have become so ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic can be draining. Video meetings with multiple people require more attention to focus on facial expressions and cues than in-person conversations and come with distractions such as noise and virtual background visuals.
“There are more stimuli battling for your attention than if you were in a conference room.”
He provides some tips on minimizing the fatigue, and a few Duke employees share their own tried-and-true strategies.
Read the article on Duke Today.