In this current business environment, things have changed. A lot of networking has gone virtual, meaning we are attending lots of Zoom meetings. I’ve kept up with most of my regular groups and I’ve added a few new ones where I’ve met some great people. In the new ones, I’ve started to build credibility and have some one-on-ones.
Many people are starting to not show up as often, though. It’s caused by Zoom fatigue and it’s real. Meeting online increases our cognitive load because we need to focus harder than in a live event. We have to pay attention to multiple people to get the most out of the meeting. You don’t get the physical signals you do when you’re meeting in person. It eats up a lot of conscious capacity to sit there and look at a screen of multiple people at the same time.
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