Posted on 16th July 2020 at 14:04
Remote working; How to avoid brain strain, energy drain and zoom gloom
Have you wondered why, with less travel-time, less frustrations with public transport and/or parking issues, you feel fairly drained by the end of your working day?
7 steps to stop brain strain below
The overall impact of video calls and training has yet to be fully understood or studied but many of us can certainly feel it! Just organising a video call or being on one brings in a level of anxiety which is an energy sapper to begin with.
Video calls require more focus and concentration than face-to–face meetings. We automatically work harder to process non-verbal clues like facial expressions, the tone and pitch of the voice as well as body language (difficult to judge on a screen). All these are essential for ease of comprehension.
Managing the assimilation of information input combined with intense focus requires a lot more brain energy than before Lockdown.