WFH and virtual meetings are affecting more women than men.

Not only for work but video calls have taken over normal conversations as well. However, recent research by Stanford University has observed that the feeling of exhaustion from attending back-to-back video calls also known as ‘Zoom fatigue’ is greater in women (13.8%) than men (5.5%).

The reason being the self-focused attention in women that triggers due to the increased awareness of one’s appearance on a video call. The research found that though both men and women attend the same number of video conferences, women’s meetings tend to run longer. The research also found that women are less likely to take breaks between meetings, which severely contributes to zoom fatigue after the day’s video conferences.