Jun, 2021 - By WMR
Mr.Yuan admitted of getting extremely tired after attending 19 continuous meetings last year.
Mr. Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO admitted recently of being affected by Zoom fatigue as working remotely from home takes a toll on everybody, owing to restrictions induced by pandemic. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, majority of the people of the services sector were forced to work remotely, which implies continuous online meetings and video calls causing burnout and fatigue. Many top executives of large corporations now mention that they could most likely rethink this work from home scenario in a couple of weeks since their executives repel the idea to work remotely.
It has become a universal problem to such an extent that even the founder and CEO of Zoom has admitted to personally experiencing fatigue going to the nonstop online meetings on this platform of video conferencing. Mr. Yuan said that there was a time last year when he continuously had to attend 19 Zoom meetings and he really got tired of that. He has stopped attending meetings back to back, which has helped him feel comfortable, added Mr. Yuan. Mr. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO felt Mr. Yuan's sentiments relatable and said he got back to working from office and now even plans to phase back the staff in office. Many of his employees return to office starting from May, however not many feel happy about it.
A lot of Twitter users too shared their incidences of being tired and burnout due to constant virtual meetings. Fatigue is caused owing to the constant focus on the screen demanded by video meetings. Experts suggest taking short breaks after every meeting for rejuvenating the mind. A recent study by Stanford University revealed that as compared to men, women experience more Zoom burnout. Around 14% of the women reported the feeling of extreme fatigue, in contrast to below 6% men.