Video Access Fatigue
Month 2 of video chats, video conferences, video lessons (giving and getting), and video meetings is beginning here in Illinois. As time goes on, I see two approaches developing. There are some who are drawing firmer boundaries on their availability and some who view these times as an opportunity to break the boundaries of time. This is an enterprising, ambitious and a take-the-opportunity-silver-lining kind of approach. Here’s the silver lining’s sharp edge: breaking the boundaries of time zones is all well and good right up until the time zone boundaries being broken run smack into the availability boundaries your colleagues and team members have established. What you choose to do at that point can be a critical element of your relationship with that individual, that professional, for the foreseeable future. How are you demonstrating respect for the approaches of others you work with? However it is, it will give them a strong indicator of how you value them as individuals.