Eric Yuan has Zoom fatigue. In a CEO summit hosted by The Wall Street Journal, Zoom’s CEO and founder shared his frustration with back-to-back video meetings. Other than publicly admitting it, his confession is not a surprise. Even ardent fans of online meetings know that too much of a good thing can be bad.
Like him, I’m sympathetic to meeting fatigue. The workday requires balance and diversity across activities. However, online meeting technology has dramatically improved — especially last year. Every major provider of online meetings released significant enhancements in 2020. The images got sharper, the audio became clearer, hardware devices became more integrated, and the software became more intuitive.