I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

So don’t try to replicate the physical office online with all its distractions!

Video meetings and catch ups are crucial for remote teams and play an important role in maintaining relationships at distance BUT they have their place and daily use can get exhausting as this piece in National Geographic entitled Zoom fatigue’ is taxing the brain. Here is why that happens points out.

If there is one remote work tip that is worth embracing its asynchronous working (video calls/meetings are synchronous)

If you have an excellent project management tool (like Trello) and you have an enterprise social network enabled like MS Teams, Slack or Workplace then workflows can be managed without the need for constant video calls.

Reserve those video calls for the absolutely necessary high touch occasions. Doing so will go a long way to avoiding video burnout.

Less video meetings is more.