What If Working From Home Goes on forever?


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Beyond the feverish pace of online work, employees are experiencing some problems specific to video what has popularly come to be called Zoom fatigue. In late March I spoke via Zoom to Jessica Lindl, a vice president at Unity, a company that makes software for creating and operating interactive 3-D environments. Before the pandemic, Unity’s 3,700-person staff conducted about 10,000 Zoom calls a month. They were now doing five times as many. She was impressed by how productive Unity’s employees had been they launched a new, 25,000-student online training class in the middle of the pandemic.

What If Working From Home Goes on forever?, Clive Thompson in The New York Times