Working Remotely

New clients and the questions they ask

Over the last 2 years, Kiefer has worked with more private sector companies than ever before. While a majority of our contracts come from state and local government clients, we found that in 2020 and 2021, a number of private sector companies needed the support of a firm with our expertise. Our experience in enabling …

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Microsoft is focusing on the employee experience

Microsoft just wrapped up the Inspire conference, an annual event in which Microsoft executives share the company’s strategy and vision with the large network of Microsoft partners. Since the introduction of Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365), these events are less focused on technology features and functionality announcements. With Software-as-a-Service offerings like Microsoft 365, products …

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Microsoft Teams is where work is being done.

Microsoft Teams continues to be the “glue” for organizations that are collaborating as a hybrid workforce, and Microsoft has recognized the important role that Microsoft Teams is playing in the modern workplace. Microsoft recently announced updates to Microsoft Teams that will extend collaboration capabilities and offer up more integration with Microsoft 365 applications. These new …

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Independence Days

Free your organization and allow it to thrive from anywhere. As we approach the Fourth of July, we find ourselves in distinct and challenging times. Collectively, we’re readying ourselves to celebrate freedom while we find ourselves sheltering in place, working remotely and the other things we must necessarily do to help navigate through the pandemic.

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Conduct an Organization Health Checkup

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 …

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Business as Unusual: What Reopening Might Look Like for IT

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 …

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