Working remotely can be convenient and productive, but it can also be frustrating, particularly when it comes to meetings. We have all experienced terrible Zoom meetings. The team member whose connection is spotty. The dog that keeps barking in the background. The moment when everyone tries talking at the same time.
There are other challenges, too. According to Forbes:
40% of employees have experienced mental exhaustion from video calls.
52% of employees said background noise or poor audio quality has disrupted their focus.
38% of employees reported feeling exhausted after a week of virtual meetings and 30% felt stressed.
Zoom fatigue is real. If you can’t get your online meetings into a productive rhythm, you risk wasting time and exhausting your team. With more and more businesses moving toward a remote model, this is something we can’t afford to ignore.
Here are four tactics to ensure you and your team have successful remote meetings:
Find a neutral location. Pay attention to your su