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How to Stay Productive While Working from Home

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
Man working on his computer with his son working next to him on a smaller desk Organizations around the world have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies for their entire workforce amid the spread of COVID-19 . Not surprisingly, this sudden shift in where and how we work, collaborate and communicate has been challenging for many employees. Some are working from home for the first time, which means figuring out how to stay focused and productive in a distracting…

How to Run a Fully Remote Team During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Five way video call on a computer screen Across the globe, businesses and employees are adjusting to a new way of working in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . As part of an effort to protect against the spread of the virus, many companies have instituted a work-from-home policy for all employees. Although 70% of the world’s workforce worked remotely at least once a week prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, having 100% of…

Distributed Work: Its Future in the Time of a Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Lady sitting at your desk on a conference call with two coworkers Every distributed team is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they represent the future of work. Spurred by shifting employee preferences and hiring trends, businesses around the world are now embracing this new hybrid work model. Statistically, your employer either already has or will soon introduce a formal “work from home” policy, increase hiring in remote offices and coworker…

The 5 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps

by Julian Fields in Products, Mobility
Free video conferencing with Lifesize Go All businesses have different priorities when it comes to their communication and collaboration strategy. For some organizations, cost is the primary consideration, while others put a premium on security, reliability and support — perks typically associated with enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions. Of course, many fall somewhere in the middle, making it all that more important to…

What is Interoperability? (And why it matters for video conferencing)

by Jasmine Kim in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Mobility, Partners, People, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Imagine if your iPhone® could communicate only with other iPhones and all of your friends, family members and colleagues with Android™ phones were totally unreachable unless you purchased an additional (expensive) product to talk to them. That type of scenario is unimaginable for mobile calling but all too common in the video conferencing industry. Your teams need to be equipped with data…

Team Collaboration: How to Maximize Productivity (& the Tools to Help)

by Jasmine Kim in Mobility, Best Practices
Team collaborating with remote coworkers on a project Team collaboration has evolved to a state where teams who never meet face to face are able to work in sync more collaboratively and more efficiently than ever before. Entire companies have fully remote teams, and even online schools have remote educators that connect with students virtually. When it comes down to it, the presence of reliable video conferencing technology has truly enabled this…

7 Rules for Creating Effective Stand-Up Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Mobility
Learn about the advantages of stand-ups, what you’ll need to get started, and how to organize your meeting. Not every meeting requires the full conference table sit-down. When you need to quickly get everyone updated and on the same page, the daily stand-up meeting is the way to go. Stand-ups are designed for maximum productivity — they’re quick, focused, and collaborative. But in order to remain productive, some rules must be followed. This article is a blueprint for setting up successful stand-up…

The Lifesize Mobile App Receives Complete Update

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Mobility, Products, Technology
Taking your meetings on the go? Check out the newly updated Lifesize mobile app — complete with new features and easy navigation. Taking your meetings on the go? The Lifesize mobile app now makes joining your conference calls even simpler than before with new features and a brand new look that’s in sync with the Lifesize desktop and web app. Heavily inspired by end-user preferences with a sleeker, more intuitive UI design in mind, the Lifesize mobile app’s facelift puts collaboration only a finger touch away. Here are a…

Managing Remote Employees as a Remote Employee

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Dear Road Warrior, Mobility, Lifesize, Travel
In this episode of Lifesize Live!, Lifesize Global Channel Sales VP Tim Maloney talks about how he manages his remote employees as a remote employee. The luxury of working from home might not be as luxurious as it’s been perceived in the past — especially when project collaboration, social interaction and company inclusion are on the line. With the trend of remote working still on the rise, it’s important to make sure that those remote employees are feeling the company love, even from miles away. In this episode of Lifesize Live!, our Global…

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Remote Worker Revolution is Upon Us

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Technology, Trends, Green
Once a luxury, remote working (or " telecommuting ") has been taking the world by storm. Employees love it because it provides a greater work-life balance and takes them out of rush hour traffic, and employers love it because it is cost-effective, offers a larger recruitment pool and, honestly, who doesn’t love working with happier people? Companies like IBM, AT&T and American Express have…
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