The forced move in March 2020 to home-working and the requirement for social distancing saw a huge increase in the use of video conferencing and meeting software.
There were certainly positives to using video for meetings when working from home. It offered connection between employees working from home and increased employee engagement. It helped new starters become familiar with their colleagues in the absence of the office. Even now, with the return to the office and hybrid working, virtual meetings remain a staple of the working week. They allow for convenient arrangement of meetings between people in different locations, reducing the need for travel (climate friendly too!) and allow employees to work from home while still linking in with their colleagues.
But from an ergonomic perspective, a high level of video calls and virtual meetings can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing.
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