'Zoom fatigue' may be with us for years. Here's how we'll cope.
New research shows how employers and tech companies can maintain the positive aspects of remote work while reducing the psychological drain, particularly for women.
Video conferencing tools have become the default platforms for socially distanced human interaction, especially for many people who once worked in offices. Some companies are now making commitments to offer remote work as an option even after the pandemic ends. But after more than a year of living and working online, society is grappling with the unique exhaustion, nicknamed “Zoom fatigue,” that follows a long day of video conferencing.
New research published today offers some of the first data-backed conclusions about Zoom fatigue and provides a broad look at the causes. It also shows that the weight of Zoom fatigue is not equally distributed. In a survey of more than 10,000 people, described online today on the