Before the pandemic, way back In November 2019, a group of academic meeting researchers from several universities, business leaders, and consultants met to review and analyze hundreds of research studies about what makes meetings effective. They published “Ten Rules Simple Rules for Meaningful Meetings.” One of the science-based findings identified that online meetings get the same results as in-person meetings when everyone turns on their video cameras. Now that we have … [Read more...] about Zoom Cameras On or Off?
We are living in traumatic times, and we need to prioritize building resilience. As the COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out (although not as fast as we’d like), we know there will be an end to the pandemic. But work from home (if we are lucky enough to have a job) will probably continue well into 2021. If we learned anything during 2020, work-life balance is much harder when working from home. Before the pandemic, it was much easier to compartmentalize your workweek with … [Read more...] about #Fakecommute: A Ritual for Work-Life Balance When You #WFH
Introduction to the series from Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises by Desk Yogi Since the pandemic started and the shift to all virtual, I have found myself sitting in front of a screen for longer stretches. If I don't take stretch breaks at my desk or encourage everyone to stretch with me during virtual meetings, my neck hurts by the end of the day. If you make some simple corrections to your posture and typing habits, you can eliminate neck pain. This video by Dr. Baxter Bell … [Read more...] about Simple Ways To Reduce Virtual Fatigue for Nonprofit Leaders
It is uncertain exactly when we will be able to work together in our offices, although it is clear that our work will involve primarily digital connections with others for a while longer While the cloud of the global health and financial crisis are weighing on us, the technology we are using as our life line is prompting a new ailment - exhaustion. Now more than ever we must create a robust workplace culture and stronger relationships to retain our humanness. Why Remote Work Is … [Read more...] about Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue
We are only about one month into the world's largest work from home experiment. This means spending a big part of our day sitting in front of a screen that looks like the Brady Brunch. It has surfaced a new technology affliction: Zoom Overload. There are number of reasons we feel exhausted from zoom meetings as Jeremy Bailenson, Virtual Human Interaction Lab points out. It isn’t just the huge uptick in back-to-back virtual meetings we are hosting or attending, many times … [Read more...] about Ways To Use Zoom Breakout Rooms To Increase Meeting Engagement