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Video Meeting Fatigue? Here’s How to Keep Your Energy Up

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
By Jonathan Black
Zoom Meeting Image Courtesy of Zoom

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.