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Nonverbal Communication: How Body Language & Nonverbal Cues Are Key

by Dustin Smith in Industry, Lifesize, People
Man jestering with his hands as he speaks on a video conference call using his laptop Every day we communicate with our family, friends, colleagues and even strangers, but only a small percentage of what we communicate during each of these conversations is verbal. Research shows that the vast majority of what we convey through our interactions with others is innate and instinctual, known as nonverbal communication. Nonverbal behavior like body movements and posture, facial…

Work-from-home email: How to craft a work-from-home request in three steps

by Jasmine Kim in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Here are a few tips and sample letters to get you started on your work-from-home request. Increase business continuity with Lifesize video conferencing. Many organizations are flexible when it comes to working from home when you’re feeling sick. In fact, many companies encourage you to take a sick day or a remote work day when you’re feeling under the weather.  If your team is already working from home, you can connect with your team virtually by claiming your free account with Lifesize . And if you prefer to work from home due to Coronaviru…

Six Common Office Illnesses and Their Contagious Periods

by Jasmine Kim in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Check out these stats on the most common office illnesses and their contagious periods and learn how to beat office flu season. Every year around this time, the office starts crawling with employees too proud to stay home and admit they’re sick. Maybe they’re not so sick that they can’t work, maybe they want you to suffer with whatever has them squinting at the bright lights and reaching for the office medicine cabinet, or maybe they just don’t know when they’re contagious and should work from home. Here are six common…

How to Work from Home with Sick Kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
 You shouldn’t have to choose between work and taking care of your family — don’t miss a beat in the office and be there for your children with these tips.   Holiday season tracks perfectly with cold and flu season, and if you’ve got little ones, that may mean an increase in sick days to help care for your family. But let’s face it — between the chicken soup runs and the temperature monitoring, there can be a lot of downtime during naps and movie marathons where a flexible work-from-home day might be a better option.   During flu season, nearly…

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…

CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA: Lifesize video conferencing in the Spanish dairy industry

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, CustomerCase Study, People
Learn how Spanish dairy organization CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA stays green with Lifesize video conferencing. CAPSA FOOD is a group leader of the dairy industry in Spain with a strong presence across 40 different countries. Known to promote healthy eating and living habits and support the rural world in an environmentally conscious way, CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA, one of the group brands, was looking for an efficient, smarter and greener way to conduct business. CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA attempted to…

Lifesize Named a Top Workplace by the Austin American-Statesman

by Gayle Wiley in People, Lifesize, Changing the Way the World Communicates
Lifesize has been named a winner of the Top Workplaces Award by the Austin American-Statesman for a third year! At Lifesize, we pride ourselves in our culture of customer-obsession as well as the internal workplace culture that has developed and flourished through our employees. That’s why we’re delighted to announce today that Lifesize has been named a winner of the Top Workplaces Award by the Austin American-Statesman for a third year!   As part of our culture of excellence at Lifesize, we focus on…

Lifesize Achieves Industry-Leading Net Promoter Score of 84

by Amy Downs in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Industry, People
Lifesize achieves industry-leading net promoter score in 2018.   An NPS score of 70 or higher is considered by industry experts to be "world class" and an indicator of overwhelming customer loyalty. After surveying 11,000 customers and getting more than 2,200 responses, we received a new industry-leading score of 84! Our latest survey results continue to highlight the success of Lifesize’s culture of customer obsession — a culture of passionate people…

The Way YouWork at WeWork

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Trends, People
Join WeWork Director of Community Matt Glazer as he discusses the coworking industry and how WeWork has exploded in size. We’ve trumpeted the benefits of flexible work environments for a long time — whether it be the meeting space, the technology being used to bring people together or anything else that encourages open collaboration — and it’s nice to come across organizations that support the same cause we do. In this episode of Lifesize Live! Matt Glazer, the Director of Community at WeWork, talks about the…

Dear Small Businesses, Thank You.

by Jasmine Kim in Industry, Lifesize, People
This Small Business Week, we’re showcasing how small businesses use video conferencing to create, innovate, collaborate and grow their business. Happy Small Business Week to our fellow small businesses! We make up 99.9% of all organizations across the United States, employing almost half of all US employees , so here’s to us!   Defined as any organization with fewer than 500 employees, these companies make up the backbone of the American economy through job creation, innovation and economic impact. From scalability and interoperabili…
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