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Zoom fatigue: Video calls suck when participants feel excluded

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Videoconferences may be less exhausting if participants feel some sense of group belonging, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. The so-called “Zoom fatigue” is real and there are ways to not get exhausted by the work video calls. As remote work and the use of video conferences have dramatically increased during the coronavirus pandemic, more people are fatigued from meeting through computer screens instead of in person. In this study, 55 employees in various fields in the United States were surveyed about their feelings about videoc onferences. The researchers thought longer meetings and being on video would cause the most fatigue, but their findings surprised them, said lead researcher Andrew Bennett, PhD, an assistant professor at Old Dominion University. “We expected that aspects of being on video would be related to fatigue, such as watching everyone’s …

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