After nearly three months of reacting to crises, it’s time to evaluate organizational wellness.
June 13, 2020 will mark three months of remote working for us here at Kiefer Consulting. Like millions of our Northern California neighbors, we’ve found these past 12 weeks challenging, isolating and stressful. They also proven that the people who comprise our organization are adaptable, flexible and innovative. While it has been a time of uncertainty, we’ve been fortunate to have found numerous opportunities to enhance existing client relationships while also building new ones.Read More
Microsoft Teams does many things – including serving as a platform for group-based games
(Note: This is the second in a series of posts we’ll be producing that focus on the fun and games possible with Teams.)Read More
We’re collectively navigating uncharted waters. How do we prepare for the unknown?
On Tuesday, May 12 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent an email to his company’s employees letting them know that if they so choose, they can work from home permanently. Work from home…forever. To some it might sound heavenly and to others, hellish. But Dorsey’s decree shines a very public spotlight on a very nebulous issue, namely, what does technology work look like after all…this?Read More
As our workplace is forcibly altered, here’s what you can expect once we come through this crisis
At Kiefer Consulting, one of our primary practice areas is helping people shepherd their organizations toward adopting a modern workplace. Our modern workplace consulting practice develops and deploys innovative solutions that improve how your organization communicates and shares information both internally and externally.Read More
Microsoft Teams is a great option for keeping your staff informed, updated and upbeat
We’re in this together. It’s undeniable that collectively we’re confronting a crisis, but it can be difficult to feel like we’re together when so many of us have been suddenly displaced from the comforts of our offices.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