Zoom is by far the most popular virtual meeting tool getting workplaces through the current coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, video chats are also frequently irritating, forcing participants to wrangle their unwashed social isolation hair and strap on a bra for a simple one-hour chat.
Happily, necessity — and annoyance — spurs innovation. As reported by Rock Paper Shotgun, one workplace has taken to holding meetings in 2018 cowboy video game Red Dead Redemption 2, letting employees ponder the almost-natural splendour while also pondering their workload.
Author and illustrator Viviane Schwarz first shared their workplace’s home office policy in a May 16 tweet. “Zoom sucks, we started having editorial meetings in Red Dead Redemption instead,” they wrote. “It’s nice to sit at the campfire and discuss projects, with the wolves howling out in the night.” Read more…
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