Video Call Fatigue A Risk of Burnout
In a Hybrid Working environment, a lack of demarcation between home and work can negatively effect worker mental health.
More and more of our time and attention is tied to a single small screen. In the office we might step away and speak to a colleague, giving us a much needed break from screen time. At home, we increasingly run a gauntlet of back-to-back video calls.
Subsequently, ‘zoom fatigue’ has become a well-documented and serious cause of burnout. Video meetings are not a natural way of communicating and have been shown to be more taxing on the brain.
Individuals vie for attention, lost in a sea of faces, creating an accepted norm that during working hours and beyond, teams exist solely in a digital dehumanised world.
For hybrid teams to flourish long term, different ways of using technology are required to address video call fatigue.