Not just you, even Zoom CEO is ‘tired’ of Zoom meetings – Times of India
You are not the only one tired of constant back-to-back video meetings on Zoom. At The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan admitted that he is tired of Zoom meetings and is experiencing ‘Zoom fatigue’ mentioning a day in April last year when attended 19 back-to-back meetings. But in order to tackle the exhaustion, Yuan said that he no longer schedules back-to-back meetings.
“I’m so tired of that… I do have meeting fatigue,” he said while mentioning that he longer does back-to-back meetings.
Last year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked about meeting fatigue. At the WSJ CEO Council held in October 2021, Nadella said that video conferencing will be a crucial part of daily routines but that doesn’t mean people would stop going to offices completely.
One of the most important things that Nadella shared is that work from home requires more discipline and time management. If you just wake up, start working and continue attending back-to-back meetings then you are going to face a burn out very soon. “You need to plan more and better if you are working from home,” said Nadella.
Enforcing strict time limits for each meeting is another crucial aspect to avoid a burn out. According to him, you need to plan your day, include breaks and have strict time limits. You got to first decide your work timings and stick to it. And to help you stick to the schedule, you need to plan minute details. You need to be aware that you are not scheduling a meeting when it is time to have dinner.