Dental augmentation and 19 online meetings in one day. What do you do to a person?
Experts argue that forcing someone to turn on the camera in a meeting can be a form of violence. After several months in remote meetings and lessons, many people have problems with low self-esteem and mood. Because how much can you look at yourself in the mirror without stopping and without consequences?
Even on the most romantic dates, we didn’t look each other in the eye as much as we did remote work and school video conferencing.
– As soon as I receive the vaccination, I will whiten my teeth. Over the past few months, I haven’t smiled at all in business meetings. Until I saw myself on teleconferencing, I didn’t think it sounded so bad — Marta, an advertising industry employee, who’s only been telecommuting since March 2020, sighed.
I’ve learned to arrange meetings so I don’t look at myself, and I’ve mastered some of the tricks that interviewers seem to look at when actually checking emails — says fellow editor.
Only Anna, a teacher from Warsaw, liked to look at herself during distance English lessons: – I saw how my students see me. I started to single out more, but most of all, to smile more.
There was no obligation in her lessons to turn on the cameras and the students usually did not. – It was not easy for me, but I can no longer blame. I know they could have been “overwhelmed” – he sighs.
Having to work and learn repeatedly under the eye of the camera has certainly affected our well-being and our own well-being. It’s no longer just the sum total of individual experiences we’ve shared with friends and family over the past several months. There is already research on this topic.
A team of researchers at Stanford University says that working and communicating online is more stressful for us. Among its distinguishing features: the lack of direct contact, the ability to see the body language of the interlocutors and constant monitoring of their appearance and behavior on the screen contribute to the emergence of a new phenomenon called “zoom fatigue” (where “fatigue” means fatigue). What is it and does it affect you too?
It’s not Zoom’s fault
Sometimes it is called “The Zoom”, from the name of the popular messenger. While Zoom itself, which has been used by millions of workers and students in a pandemic, has nothing to do with it. After all, those who made calls on Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or “always sat down” had similar symptoms. Bartosz Chaciński, a linguist, recently told me that “tims” is a popular translation for the MS Teams messenger, and in some circles “tims” is what became Adidas among the shoes.
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