– How To Combat Zoom Meeting Fatigue
What are some creative ways to host Zoom meetings that combat Zoom fatigue? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Answer by Erica Dhawan, Author, Digital Body Language, on Quora:
We’re all in Zoom meetings for what feels like days at a time! Zoom and screen fatigue is at an all time high.
Here are five strategies to improve meetings that you’re hosting:
1) Rotate who hosts
This will give other team members a chance to make their impact on the meeting when they lead it. It will also make each meeting have a different flair to it!
2) Start meetings by stating clear objectives. Sharing “what success looks like” and “if we get through the agenda we can wrap up 5 minutes early”
Making a clear statement of success ensures that everyone is aligned at the start of the meeting. Also, having the reward of ending early incentivizes everyone to stay focused and reduces the pressure to multitask.
3) Set certain parts of the meeting for cameras on vs off – but be intentional about it
Personally, I really like seeing my team members. It’s a great way to gauge how people are engaging and responding throughout the meeting. With that being said, if it’s a very long meeting, taking a ‘camera off’ break can allow for everyone to feel like they rest for a bit. That will decrease the zoom fatigue.
4)Take advantage of tools like screenshare or a video whiteboard
One of my favorite tactics during Zoom meetings is to utilize screenshare. This ensures that everyone on the call is looking at the same document. This is especially helpful when making final edits on an email blast or a slide deck.
5) Integrate tools like Otter Voice Meeting Notes to assist with meeting notes
Since we’re going to be meeting online, we might as well use that to our advantage and use other tools like Otter Voice Meeting Notes to help with note taking. This will help reduce the pressure of recording all the notes from the meeting, while still having the details so that everyone can be held accountable to their action steps.
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