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4 Types of Video Conferencing and Their Industry Use Cases

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Meeting Room
4 People sitting in a conference room on a video call with 5 people Video conferencing technology has enabled us to seamlessly connect face to face with people all over the world. Its usage has exploded in recent years and become a fundamental tool for global companies. In fact, almost 50% of respondents in a recent survey cited an increase in video usage at work compared to just two years ago . Chances are you’ve used video conferencing at some point in the…

Great Office Digital Signage Examples and Ideas for Meeting Rooms

by Julian Fields in Products, Meeting Room
Digital Signage in Lobby Showing Lifesize's Aragon Award While businesses continue to rally around new goals for improving corporate communication, hundreds of thousands of screens throughout our offices go underutilized, just waiting to help out. And until the employee newsletter becomes retro enough to start being cool again or sentient enough to reverse the “send to trash” rules implemented by your employees, you might find more benefit in deployi…

Lifesize Wins 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award for Web and Video Conferencing

by John Yarbrough in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize awarded Aragon Research Innovation Award for 2019 Last night at Aragon Transform , Lifesize added another significant industry accolade by being recognized as the 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award recipient for Web and Video Conferencing. Lifesize stood alone as the sole winner in the prominent category.  Aragon Research’s annual Innovation Awards “recognize providers leveraging visionary use of technology to not only adapt as markets…

Team Meetings: A Company’s Most Underestimated Leverage Point

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Two Professionals on video conferencing call with two other professionals. Modern technology has forever changed the landscape of our human interaction, with many companies opting to have fewer face-to-face meetings and more digital conversations through email and chat apps. Although this may seem like a quicker way to get things done, it’s actually a poor replacement for certain tasks where true face-to-face communication is optimal. This blog provides team meeting…

Flexible Work Arrangements Go Far Beyond ‘WFH’

by Aaron Motsinger in Best Practices, Trends
Flexible work arrangement work from home 9/80 plan The coincidence that I’m exploring and writing about this topic from my home office over a weekend — completely by choice — is not lost on me. Flexible work arrangements are policies and procedures designed to add flexibility to employee schedules without negatively impacting the quantity or quality of the work being performed. Across generations and geographies, there’s an unrestrained desire…

Video Conferencing for Large Groups: What Your Team Really Needs

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Dual screen large video conference with video participants and screen sharing With more companies than ever employing remote teams, video conferencing is becoming the norm in the way we collaborate and communicate in the workplace. Meetings are now larger and more complex, with business-critical conversations increasingly happening via video conference calls. These meetings with 20+ participants require more advanced video and audio capabilities than Google Hangouts or…

Preserving Community and Culture with Video Conferencing

by Larry Wright Jr in CustomerCase Study
Originally posted in the October – December 2019 edition of STRIVE Magazine Throughout our tribe’s storied past, our survival has depended on our ability to adapt and be resourceful. As times change, our approaches to how we live, work and communicate adapt to become ever more entwined with technology. I wouldn’t call myself an ordinary user of communication technology. I’d call myself and my…

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…

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. Three steps to creating a work-from-home email request The last thing the company wants is an outbreak of influenza taking out the entire sales staff. So, when you feel that tickle in…

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…
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