There is no doubt that for the better part of the past 20 years, the digital revolution has been a largely positive experience, especially in the business world.
Having a computer, telephone, high-speed internet access and other popular technology features makes it infinitely easier to handle common work tasks. The world is moving so fast that there is little time to point out its negative side. While the technology is beneficial, there are definitely issues that need to be addressed.
Recognizing the problems with widely used technological solutions was more challenging before the pandemic began. This may be because although web-based commerce is becoming more and more popular among all businesses, it is not a mandatory requirement for success.
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But as we all — myself included — have experienced firsthand, the coronavirus forced the global workforce to make lemonade out of some really bad lemons, effectively forcing much of the economy to move online.
At first, it didn’t seem that important.Quarantine restrictions were originally intended as a temporary measure, so use videoconferencing tools such as soaring or team Keeping things going for a few weeks seems like the perfect solution. At one point, they were, for a while.
However, few imagined that these limits would remain in place for the better part of 16 months. Temporary fixes have become permanent fixtures, and continued use of the technology has created a pervasive condition currently plaguing workers around the world, the dreaded Zoom fatigue.
The name really says it all: Workers are tired of video conferencing every day. While it is convenient to use video conferencing for team meetings, this approach ignores the organic and informal nature of physical interactions.
Not only that, but videoconferencing has a reputation for being an overly professional environment, and when employees are constantly being monitored, they may not be as comfortable acting as themselves.
Pandemic restrictions are still in place around the world, which means that video conferencing will likely remain a major feature in corporate environments until this crisis is officially over.
So what can you do about fatigue? soaring About that?
Going back to physical meetings isn’t really on the table right now.
An increasingly popular option, however, is the virtual office: a digital platform where employees can create avatars and interact with other teammates in the metaverse.
Platforms developed by companies such as Roblox, Stageverse, and Rec Room allow users to maintain the same communication methods that anyone might find in a standard video conference, but with an easier, closer-to-reality interactive experience.
Some of these platforms have virtual reality capabilities to create greater immersion, making users feel like they are in a simulated version of a typical office environment.
The virtual worlds created by these developers are trying to elevate boring and routine videoconferencing into an immersive experience closer to the real thing.
Videoconferencing has been a huge asset over the past few years and will remain so for the foreseeable future. However, like all things in life, many good things end badly. Workers are tired of sitting in front of computer screens looking at talking heads day in and day out.
Metaverse offers an alternative experience that offers the same means of communication as on standard meeting platforms, but with the added benefit of a fun and interactive experience.
For fatigued employees and even CEOs soaringconsiders the Metaverse to be a fantastic work experience.
Author: Adriano da Silva Santos, journalist and author, graduated from the University of New July (UNINOVE). Recognized for excellence in online and print journalism, he is a commentator on the podcast “Abaixa a Bola” and a columnist on cryptocurrencies, economics, investing, sustainability and medical technology.
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