One of the challenges professionals have faced this year has been the lack of pause in their work. For many, shifting to the virtual and remote space involved a tsunami of flurry. For those of us who already worked in the remote space it also meant a flurry of people using the same technologies and often access points we do.
Many have complained about Zoom fatigue and how exhausting virtual calls can be. One reason may be that leaders of calls don’t always leave in a pause during their calls. Consider how you might incorporate one of these pauses in an upcoming call –
- Giving people 2 minutes to capture and schedule their next steps after a call
- Providing group members with the opportunity to pause and have a 5-10-minute conversation with others
- Providing people with a quick opener or energizer at the start of the call, geared to get them thinking about what their own connection is to the issue. Note, this will likely lead to a better call quality overall!
- Having a short co-working session with colleagues to boost focus and attention
What else might you be able to do to boost your time in having a pause?
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