Kiefer Consulting has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of organizations over the years. We have been fortunate to work with extremely talented individuals and teams. We have even had the honor of working with some clients on multiple occasions. While some clients see the immediate need and value of working with our team, some clients may have a challenging time with the idea of hiring consultants when they already have in-house talent.Read More
A conversation with Kiefer consultants yield some thoughtful insights about chat bot development, cognitive services, artificial intelligence and more.
When our consultants discuss solutions with clients, we focus on the problems that the solution will solve. Artificial intelligence, cognitive services and bot technologies certainly have the “cool” factor, but do they have a business application? And furthermore, say we did find a good business case, would the solution be affordable and could we count on the solution to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.Read More
New to remote work? Here’s some advice to make remote work…work
If you’re among the millions who have rather suddenly found themselves working from home, you may also be among the millions for whom remote work is a new experience. Working from home – and let’s focus on that for now, since no one is doing the working at Starbucks or the local pub thing (for now, at least) – can be a jarring transition.Read More
While many of you have looked to our blog for tips, expert perspectives and best practices, this blog will focus more on Kiefer’s second full week of remote work. Before COVID-19, studies indicated that remote work was on the rise in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the share of the labor force that works from home tripled in the past 15 years. But, it’s very clear that we would have never expected to be thrust into working from home, exclusively, with so little warning.Read More
Last week, the United States declared the COVID-19 a national emergency. Late last week, states across the country have put mandates in place, including closing schools, bars and restaurants to slow the spread of the disease.
Many businesses have had to quickly react to these sweeping changes and if you are like us at Kiefer, you may be working remotely. Many organizations have instructed employees to work from home and have put procedures in place to keep business going.Read More