Marcus Varner
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Marcus Varner

Over the last nine years, Marcus Varner has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design. His focus is always on breaking through the clutter while engaging audiences with brands' most foundational messaging. He currently oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content at Workfront.
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5 Things We Learned From the 2014 State of Enterprise Work Report

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

Workfront just released their first annual “State of Enterprise Work Report,” based on a survey of 150 office workers at companies of 1,000 employees or larger. The results highlight where enterprise workers are spending their time, what tools they’re using, what’s hurting their productivity, and where they clash with other teams. Ultimately, it paints a picture of general optimism but also looming challenges that will need to be addressed in order for enterprises to move forward. Based on these findings, the following are the five biggest “ah-ha” moments we walked away with: 1. Enterprise workers are spending a lot time on... Read More


Nailing the Vision: Ensuring Project Success Through Clarity

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

We recently reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question: “Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.” Today we highlight the response of Michiko Diby, Director, CEO of The SeaLight Company The clarifier often gets beat up at the beginning, but the sacrifice is almost a necessity to bring project success in the end. I don’t begin a project until I fully understand it. This means that I will sit with project... Read More


Project Management Leadership Secret: Build Trust One Project at a Time

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

We recently reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question: “Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.” Today we highlight the response of Naomi Caietti, founder and CEO of TheGlassBreakers. A current trend is to highlight increased engagement of project managers (PM’s) to help drive strategic initiatives. Organizations need to be more agile, customer focused, and innovative to stay competitive in the global marketplace. A few years ago, I... Read More


Project Management Success: Ownership, Transparency, and Accountability

We recently reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question: “Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.” Today we highlight the response of Tony Toglia, Director, Project Management Office at Rideout Health. My story goes back 18 months, when my team and I kicked off an implementation for a full-blown enterprise-level healthcare system. The project involved multipoint integration and drastic changes to current business practices. There were significant risks and... Read More


Work Management Alert: Workplace Zombies Have Taken Over Your Office

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

You've probably suspected before that that guy in Marketing with the unnaturally gray skin, the one who communicates only in grunts and moans, is actually a zombie. For once, this suspicion might actually be true. Newsflash! If your team seems slower than usual, if projects and tasks are going missing without explanation, if your view into what your team is doing and who's doing what has had a gaping hole torn in it, we have bad news for you: the Working Dead are probably in your office and they're wreaking havoc on your work management. To find out who they are,... Read More


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