The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200421-why-zoom-video-chats-are-so-exhausting

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you. There are the work huddles, the one-on-one meetings and then, once you’re done for the day, the hangouts with friends and family. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we’re on video calls more than ever before – and many are finding it exhausting. But what, exactly, is tiring us out? BBC Worklife spoke to Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at Insead, who explores sustainable learning and development in the workplace, and Marissa Shuffler, an associate professor at Clemson University, who studies workplace wellbeing and teamwork effectiveness, to hear their views.