It’s 4 p.m. and you’ve got a welcome call with your newest team member. Ideally, you’d feel full of life, ready to welcome her with enthusiasm and get her excited about the weeks to come.
Problem is, this is your 6th video call of the day and you’re overrun with Zoom fatigue.
You’ve been turned “on” (not in a good way) for the last 7 hours and are severely lacking in enthusiasm, let alone excitement.
The worst thing is, the majority of those meetings were unnecessary, everything covered in them could’ve been communicated asynchronously.
Simply put, asynchronous communication involves communicating remotely without expecting an immediate response. This can be done via iMessage, pre-recorded video/audio, making suggestions to an existing project (think: Google Docs/Sheets, Github, Jira).
The challenge is knowing, when and how to use synchronous vs. asynchronous communication methods. Fortunately, this post is here to teach you just that so you can avoid Zoom fatigue and stop being real-time, all the time. Feel free to skip to a specific section of the post using the links below.
- What is Zoom fatigue?
- Avoid Zoom fatigue by making sure communication is always intentional
- Avoid Zoom fatigue: Synchronous vs. asynchronous communication
- Advantages and disadvantages of synchronous vs. asynchronous communication
- Synchronous vs. asynchronous communication tools at Process Street
- Synchronous vs. asynchronous communication: Wrapping up
Let’s get started! 🚀