FIR Zoom Chat 4: Zoom burnout

Zoom burnout

With so many people using video conferencing tools – especially Zoom – in their new-normal working from home lockdown environment, there’s a rise in anxiety and stress when it comes to using a tool like this as your primary method of real-time communication across the work/life divide.

It’s leading to burnout says Angela Lashbrook writing in OneZero last week:

When we’re already forced to conduct our work life via the same means, it’s perfectly reasonable to become overwhelmed when suddenly your entire social circle thinks you’re 100% available all the time to hop on Zoom or Houseparty.

“With no delineation of work and home, most people I know are on calls all day,” says Reema Mitra, a brand strategist based in New York. “On the weekends, I am exhausted from all the calls, so I don’t want to use more screens to see friends, and overall that makes me sad.”

A good topic for the fourth weekly Zoom Chat on April 16 featuring listeners and FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz.

Links from this week’s chat:

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Join us on Thursday April 23 at 1pm EDT / 6pm UK time for the next episode of FIR Zoom Chat. You’ll need the specific Zoom URL for this meeting: contact Shel or Neville for that; or via the contact page on the FIR website, or @FIRpodcast.

(Photo at top by Wes Hicks on Unsplash)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.