Zoom Fatigue is Real

January 13, 2021 in Digital Organizing, Google Workspace

Zoom Fatigue Is Real…

It’s time to ditch Zoom to find a better way to communicate with your team to take steps to combat zoom fatigue

It’s coming up on a year since the state and local governments enacted the first Coronavirus lockdowns across most of our country. Companies were quick to adapt, issuing work from home orders for their staff members. We all migrated to Zoom to stay connected.

It soon became apparent that Zoom had some severe problems. Security problems, glitches, not all platforms supported. One thing the pandemic has taught us is to focus on what matters in our work and lives. The burden of using yet another application makes this a problem.

Searching for a Better Way

There are few alternatives to Zoom that could work to help with Zoom Fatigue. The top three are;

  1. Google Meet
  2. Microsoft Teams
  3. Zoho Meet

Enter Google Meet

Google meet has been around since 2017, when it was part of Google Hangouts. A lot has happened since then. I’m certified in Google G-Suite/Workspace and work with clients on rolling out this fantastic tool with their team. I’m super excited to announce that with Google updating their team productivity suite to Workspace, they’ve rolled out some excellent new features of Google Meet. The first feature of Google Meet that I love the most is it works right from your browser window. No new apps to download. While on a Microsoft Teams call recently, virtually everyone had a problem accessing the app’s features. It was a nightmare from not having a Microsoft account to be on a platform that wasn’t fully supported.

Google Meet now has all the features you’d need in a group video conferencing app. Breakout Rooms, Polling, Q&A, virtual backgrounds, and all from the familiar Gmail interface or the Google Calendar app. Finally, you don’t need a Google account to join a meeting. Any user with a Google account can access the features of Google Meet.

How to Access Google Meet

If you’re running the most updated Gmail version, you can find the Meet functions near the left sidebar’s bottom, under your labels and other items in this area. You can access your meetings or start a new meeting from there. If you’re in Google Calendar, click on the “Add Google Meet Video Conferencing” button when adding a new event. Thirdly, you can access Google Meet by pointing your browser to meet.google.com. From there, all the meeting functions are available. You can get more info on Google Meet at this link.

My Most Exciting Service…

Working with clients on Google Workspace projects is one of my favorite services. It’s so much fun helping clients learn all the features of Google and helping them roll it out to their teams.

I’d enjoy talking to you about how Google Meet and the entire Google Workspace productivity suite can take your business to the next level. Jump over to my contact page to set up some time to get together for a complimentary introductory call. You can access the contact page here.

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Todd Allan

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