Weekend Leadership Reading: 4/16/21

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about Zoom and its impact.

From Entrepreneur: 3 Ways to Get Your Zoom-Fatigued Employees to Embrace the Virtual-First Future of Work

“Even with workers eager to get back to the office, virtual-first collaboration will dominate in the future.”

From Marketplace: Can company culture survive Zoom?

“Emerging from the pandemic, a lot of companies are mulling over a hybrid model, where people work from home but still come to the office from time to time. If people do go back into the office, Bell warned, they shouldn’t be doing stuff they could be doing at home.”

From New Jersey Law Journal: ‘Totally Comfortable Hiring on Zoom,’ Law Firms Have Kept Lateral Market Active

“‘We didn’t want to bypass opportunities because we couldn’t have lunch or dinner,’ one managing partner said.”

From NPR: ‘Can You Hear Me?’ The Annoyances That Lead To Zoom Burnout

“For her, it’s been a year punctuated by interruptions. Her dogs bark. Her computer crashes. She has a question, but no one is around to answer it. These daily frustrations are all roadblocks to Miller’s work. To get everything done at her job in retirement planning, she’s putting in longer hours each day.”

From PhillyVoice: How to reduce Zoom fatigue — the exhaustion that comes from too many online meetings

“Selecting the ‘hide self-view’ button and holding more ‘video-off’ calls can help, experts say”

From Stanford News: Four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their solutions

“It’s not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways to mitigate their effects.”

Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Follow this link to my review of Think Again.

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