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Goldman Sachs is taking steps to combat Zoom fatigue and other measures of burnout among its staff, Insider has learned. 

The bank’s consumer division recently introduced “audio only” times for internal meetings on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day Friday, according to a memo seen by Insider.

The memo said it wasn’t instituting a rule, but merely giving a strong suggestion. In cases where a video call is necessary or helpful, for presentations or external meetings or interviews, for example, employees should feel free to ignore the suggestion, the memo said.

“Remember that thing called a phone call?” the memo said. “Zoom has been great to connect with colleagues across the globe in ways that previously weren’t possible with only a call. We don’t want to lose this connectivity, but we also recognize that Zoom fatigue is real.”

To help employees with some ideas of how to incorporate audio only times into their day, the memo outlined four examples of how to use it.

Their suggestions: set recurring calendar reminders for the “audio only” times, call  your manager on their cellphone and take a walk outside while you catch up, change your Friday meetings to conference calls, and — in cases where …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance


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