One of the biggest changes that the coronavirus epidemic has created in our lives is that online meetings and lessons have become a big module of our day. Home work and distance education brought with it the meetings and lectures where the cameras were open every day in front of the computer. However, over time, the tiredness caused by these online meetings started to be talked about.
In many meetings and sometimes in classes, it is compulsory to open a camera. But, according to a new study conducted, essential camera use contrary to what is thought increases fatigue while reducing interest in meetings and lectures.
Effectiveness varies in people working at different levels and in different genders:
A valuable point that the research makes is that this effect is not the same for everyone. The data obtained in the study show that power dynamics and gender differences in companies change the effect. Camera usage compared to while having more negative effect on women Likewise, employees who are new to a company or who are at the lower level of the corporate authority ladder are also more affected. These results, obtained with 1,408-day observations from 103 employees, revealed that this fatigue also affects performance the next day.
The scientists conducting the research suggested that the use of cameras in meetings as much as possible in order to reduce mental fatigue and increase interest and productivity at work. make it optional recommends. It is claimed that scenic meetings will be in our lives for a while due to the effects of the pandemic. In order to prevent the fatigue caused by this situation, managers need to make correct decisions.