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.
Posts by Marcus

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Ever wondered why we celebrate Labor Day, one of the more obscure federal holidays in the U.S.? It's a day that we honor the idea of work by NOT working, instead enjoying long weekend getaways, Labor Day sales or barbecues with family and friends. Perhaps the first Monday in September would be more aptly called “Laborers’ Day.” According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday “is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers” and celebrates “the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” The holiday originated in the late 1800s, during the... Read More


Managing for Work-Life Balance

Managing for Work-Life Balance from Workfront Feeling overworked, stressed and “always on” can sometimes feel like an epidemic in the workplace, as though we’re all collectively drowning in a sea of overwhelm, barely keeping our heads above water, despite working longer hours at the office and even at home. Gone are the days when 5 p.m. meant the end of the workday. Thanks to technology, business can now move forward 24/7 and productivity is no longer about punching a clock, but about getting the work done, whatever it takes. And, now that performance trumps presence, employees feel... Read More


Greatest Hits: 4 Decision-Making Secrets for Business Leaders

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 “Leveraging the Power of Comparison: 4 Decision-Making Secrets for Business Leaders,” which was written by Workfront CEO Eric Morgan and originally appeared in Inc.com. There's an old quote from Theodore Roosevelt that you'll find all over Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook in highly stylized fonts and shareable sizes. Maybe you've even spotted it framed on your neighbor's living room wall: "Comparison is the thief of joy." This is a nice, bite-sized life... Read More


5 Common Pitfalls That Compromise Project Management Success

In today’s business environment, particularly for tech and creative teams, successful project management is no longer the responsibility of just a few specially trained project managers. As work gets more complicated, org charts get flatter, and technology makes it easier for individuals to manage their own and others’ work, more and more workers are falling into the role of “accidental project manager.” They find themselves making schedules, managing budgets, and sending status reports to stakeholders. Whether you’re new to project management or a seasoned pro, it’s important to be aware of the common pitfalls that can compromise project success. Here are five... Read More


Prizefight: Enterprise Work Management vs. Project Portfolio Management

Project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions are almost a dime-a-dozen these days, with literally hundreds on the market to choose from. But there’s a reason there are so many: none provides the complete feature set required to fully manage the demands of enterprise work, leaving plenty of room for new competitors to attempt filling the holes. That means project teams must rely on multiple tools, some of them old and inefficient (like email), or add still more solutions (like collaboration platforms) to fill in the gaps. With all of this “piling on,” traditional project management is actually becoming more complicated... Read More


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