After a year of working remotely we’re all tired of endless video meetings.
While working from home we spend endless hours in front of the computer and mobile screens. It feels like life has turned into an endless stream of video meetings.
How do we avoid boredom and fatigue while working from the comfort of our home?
Here’s six tips on how to reduce the stress and fatigue:
- Reduce the number and length of video calls and schedule a pause between them. For example, schedule a 50 minute meeting instead of a 1 hour meeting to give yourself a break. As much as possible get up and move around during calls or drink water and coffee — just like we did when we were in a physical office building.
- Be sure and use good posture in front of the computer or mobile phone. This keeps you alert, healthy, and looking better on camera. Attending meetings, training, seminars, or one-on-one meetings from your couch or bed believing it is more comfortable radically changes your appearance on camera. This sends the perception you are not paying attention, or the meeting is not important.
- Avoid multitasking. Many studies have verified multi-tasking is a myth. Stick to one thing at a time. Avoid reading emails, texts, or chats while attending a meeting. You will miss important information from what you are reading and from the meeting.
- When you are on a video call with multiple people, change your view to see only the person who is speaking. When we meet face-to-face we do not focus on everyone who is present, but rather just on the person speaking. Doing this will reduce distractions and mental fatigue.
- Schedule screen downtime. Take a walk. Go for a drive with your phone on silent and in your pocket. Avoid watching TV after jumping off your computer or mobile phone. This will give your eyes a much needed break from the screen. It will help you feel refreshed and keep you healthy. Keeping to a schedule that includes screen downtime requires discipline and organization and will increase your health and productivity.
As important as the tips above is the choice of the ideal platform for working remotely. Your remote tool should provide for spontaneous communication and interaction with other team members significantly cutting down the endless scheduled meetings.
Remote workers want to stay involved with their team members and their managers. They want to be successful in completing their projects without the insecurity and anxiety caused by limited interaction with the team and their manager. They need easy access at any given time for quick guidance and additional information regarding the project. Continuous brainstorming and spontaneous communications are essential to deliver the highest quality results.
Choosing virtual office tools developed with team interaction and ease of use are essential. These tools can improve project outcomes and bring back the office culture.
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MyHive brings together spontaneous collaboration and includes various communication tools in one place. It looks like your office. You can see your colleagues at their desks. You can jump in a conference room to brainstorm or just talk amongst yourselves from your desks. Voice, video, and chat all in one place. All in your office.
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