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Addressing the Challenges of a Remote Workforce

Written by Josh Yeager, HighGear COO More than half of all American workers worked remotely at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many still are. This sudden shift caused difficulties ranging from over-stretched IT systems to communication challenges to employees struggling to work while homeschooling children. If organizations want to maintain and/or create additional competitive advantage, It is vital to address these challenges. The immediate need is to help teams be effective during...

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Raise your hand if your transformation consultant didn’t drive results!

Written by Bob Stoneking, HighGear Evangelist It’s soul crushing, right? Everybody was aligned on the need, you collectively defined objectives, the consulting team was great, your team welcomed and contributed to the process, then nothing. Well, nothing other than the report that’s collecting dust on your desk. Service providers are playing an increasingly important role in digital transformation. Enterprises seek to capitalize on specialized domain expertise to create competitive advantage,...

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Forrester provides an overview of Collaborative Work Management tools

Article Written by John Cramp, HighGear Chief Growth OfficerForrester provides an overview of  Collaborative Work Management tools – Highlights technology value and product capabilities across 25 vendors, including HighGear. Most organizations are pursuing some form of digital transformation strategy to reinvent themselves, including business process improvement initiatives that require increased cross-functional collaboration to achieve success. Forrester reports, “Digital transformation is...

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Top 5 features to look for in a business workflow software solution

The flow of internal processes is crucial to the growth of any company, no matter what the industry. How work flows is even more important to companies who have governing bodies to whom they must report and adhere to regulations. Whether your organization needs to report to regulatory bodies or not, business workflow software helps teams visualize the flow of tasks and who needs to complete what and when. Tools like these reduce errors while streamlining the business and also decrease time...

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Part 4: Advantages and Disadvantages of Working From Home

One month into working remote and we've found out the advantages and disadvantages of working from home. Working in your pajama pants (business casual at the top), answering emails from your couch, and avoiding the commute are just some of the benefits! Watch this video to learn more: See the previous contents from the Work From Home Series: Part 3: Tips on Working From Home Part 2: Can you hear me now? And other hilarious lessons learned one week after working remote! Part 1: Transitioning to...

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Security Process for Open Source Components

  What is FOSS? Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that is distributed with a license that allows users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it freely. Often, a particular piece of software is available open-source at no cost, but the company that maintains it charges a fee for support or for more advanced features that are not open-source. Some FOSS is a complete application that can be installed and run on its own. But many...

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Part 3: Tips on Working from Home

Many organizations have asked employees to work remotely during this coronavirus pandemic. This can be a challenge if you've never worked from home. We've conducted an interview with our team and asked, "What are your tips with working from home?" Here are tips and advice on working remote from our HighGear team:See the next video: Part 4: Advantages and Disadvantages of Working From Home See previous contents from the Work From Home Series: Part 2: Can you hear me now? And other hilarious...

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Part 2: One Week After Working Remote

We experienced technical difficulties, we learned methods to stay productive, and we goofed off a bit along the way. Most importantly, we learned how to stay collaborative as a team. There is still so much to discover about working remote. We hope that our journey will help you navigate your own experiences.  Here’s a look at how it has been working out so far, working from home with the HighGear team:Watch the next Work From Home video: Part 3: Tips and Tricks for maximum WFH productivity  ...

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Part 1: Challenges and Opportunities of Working Remotely

With many folks being forced to work remotely, we at HighGear decided to pull back the curtain to show how we are dealing with the challenges that come with remote work. If you are used to working in an office, being forced to suddenly work remotely brings many unforeseen challenges. Being on the same page as your coworkers, knowing what to work on next, access to the proper information, and even the sheer loneliness of working from home can take a toll on anyone. In this series of video...

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Freedom, A Rational Response, and Confidence

A Message from Our CEO - Our Response to the Coronavirus Responding to the Unexpected So how do we respond to the unexpected, while ‘the unexpected’ is still happening? How do we plan and move forward when each day delivers more uncertainty instead of less? I’ve put a few thoughts together to tell you how we are dealing with these things at HighGear, and why we believe our new normal may not be so abnormal after all. In fact, it may even be an opportunity to shine.  I feel very...

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