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Friends and Foes of Organizational Change

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

You get it. You see the need for a change like Enterprise Work Management. You see your fellow coworkers drowning in ad hoc requests, post it notes, endless meetings, late nights, and working weekends. You see the vision for working smarter and are determined to get your organization on the train. But how do you drive this big organizational change? John Kotter, renowned author and change management guru, reported in his book, Leading Change, that 70% of change initiatives in organizations and businesses fail. Womp Womp. Well, THAT’S not encouraging. With rapidly changing markets and customers who sway in the wind,... Read More


Greatest Hits: Problems All Project Managers Face in Communicating With Senior Management

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

As part of our “Greatest Hits” series, we bring you articles by our executives that have appeared in other publications across the web. For your enjoyment, this week we present “Problems All Project Managers Face in Communicating With Senior Management," which was written by Workfront EVP of Strategy, Go-to-Markets and Product, Bryan Nielson, and originally appeared on Wired. Today’s average project manager is tasked with a heavy workload -- from inbound requests in varying shapes and sizes to projects that are in all stages of completion. Yet, not only are project managers required to continue the tasks of running projects, new... Read More


Millennials Love Work Management

By 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. Whoa! We all know millennials are incredibly motivated, driven and capable. On the flipside, they are also more demanding and expect more from their workplace than any other generation. In a previous post, we talked about the importance of employee engagement, the cost of disengaged employees and how you can truly drive engagement through transparency, collaboration and recognition. We know what you’re thinking. Easier said than done — especially with millennials. But when a recent study shows that 74% of Millenials ranked a collaborative work environment as the first or... Read More


Unlocking the Promise of Agile: What’s Right for Your IT Team?

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

Today’s post comes directly from a collaboration between Workfront and Gigaom Research, How to Unlock the Promise of Agile in the Enterprise. In this excerpt, Rich Morrow details the secrets from unlocking the promise of Agile in the enterprise. It’s no secret that the choice of project-management methodology is often the biggest contributor to a project’s success or failure. This is especially true in the enterprise where stricter stakeholder oversight is often at odds with team efficiency. The good news is that today, more than ever, all stakeholders—from project managers to management to executives—have access to a wide set of methodologies... Read More


Three Ways Work Management Can Re-engage Your Employees

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

You know your employees are important. How to engage them, however, might be a mystery. Where this really gets scary is in the direct connection between employee engagement and bottom-line metrics like productivity and ROI. Imagine your organization is made up of ten people. Out of those ten, how many do you think are actively engaged and productive? According to a recent Gallup study, only three are actively engaged, five are just along for the ride, and even worse, two are actively disengaged. Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between $450 billion and $550 billion each year in... Read More


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