Online virtual meeting Instead of requesting someone “attend” or “not attend” a meeting, there must be a third option entirely: “real-time optional.” (Credit: Shutterstock)

As the pandemic ushers in an era of hybrid or remote work environments, core workplace functions must be retooled for the new normal rather than retrofitting existing workflows. One of the most apparent examples of this need is the meeting. While companies emphatically replaced in-person meetings with virtual conferencing, the shift became a primary driver of what we colloquially refer to as “Zoom Fatigue,” or a feeling of exhaustion and anxiety from an abundance of video meetings.

Humphrey Chen is the CEO and co-founder of CLIPr, a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to help users quickly identify, organize, search, interact and share the important moments within video content. He is a corporatized entrepreneur who has bought, advised, and built start-ups in a multitude of different technology-based industries throughout his career. 

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