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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Needs Visionaries
By Michael Swan, Product Manager at Workfront
Digital transformation — the shift from analog information and manual processes to agile, data-driven business processes for efficiency and innovation — has revolutionized businesses in nearly every industry. There’s no question that digital
HBR Insights: “The Performance Management Revolution”
Recently, Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an in-depth article on the revolution of performance management. We’ve summed up some of the most important insights on how performance management is changing, what you can do to stay ahead, and what it means for using a goal setting framework like
Demonstrate vs. Mandate: Finding the Best Way to Lead Organizational Change
By Matthew Broschinsky, Transformation Advisor at Workfront
Driving change within an organization is no easy feat, as I know from spending years consulting hands-on with various companies on expansion strategies, software adoption challenges, process optimization, governance, and more. Now
Let’s be clear on definitions: OKR, MBO, Goal, Objective, KPI and Metric
Many words and phrases are used interchangeably in the business world, but at a certain point, we must refer back to their true definitions to get clarity about what’s really being said. Even at Workfront we occasionally use “goal” and “objective” interchangeably to avoid being overly pedantic. In
Smart Disruption: Sustain and Disrupt Your Work the Right Way
By Kayla Lamoreaux, Lead, Principal Enterprise Solution Architect at Workfront
“Disruption is not just about technology changing; it is about changing the logic of a business.” — Stanford Professor William Barnett
The Modern Work Dilemma
Modern work innovation comes in two forms
A People-First Approach to Managing Organizational Change
By Jake Wells, Senior Value Engineer at Workfront
You may have heard the oft-repeated statistic that 70% of change initiatives fail. While it is disputed by some, I think we can all attest that it’s a risky proposition to manage any widespread change in an organization, especially when it
What are Key Performance Objectives?
Depending on how your organization chooses to define them, key performance objectives are often used to refer to outcomes for your team, or measurements that determine how well they’re performing. Sometimes, this phrase is used interchangeably to refer to OKR goals, but here we’ll clarify the
6 Steps to Align your Business: Lessons From a 1,000-Mile Bike Tour
By Jessica Leauanae, Learning Program Manager at Workfront | Adapted from the Leap Dallas 2019 Presentation: "Who Do You Serve? How Good Leaders Align Stakeholder Interest"
A year ago I participated in my first-ever bicycle tour — the Tour De Provo Peloton. It was a 90-day race to see
Got Momentum? 3 Essential Leadership Skills to Help You Execute with Speed
By Jordan Staples, Director of Modern Work Enablement at Workfront
History was made on May 5th, 1973, the 99th running of the Kentucky Derby. Secretariat’s chances of winning were in doubt, coming off a third-place finish two weeks earlier at the Wood Memorial Stakes.
10 disadvantages of poor performance management
You know about the advantages of having a strong continuous performance management system—it helps align and track measurable goals, creates an ongoing feedback loop for coaching, and boosts engagement through recognition—but are there any disadvantages to not having ongoing performance management?
How to Conquer Work Management on a Global Scale: Rose Hayes VP of Program Management at JLL
We spoke to Rose Hayes, VP of Program Management at JLL, at Leap 2019 — both on stage and behind the scenes. This piece presents key lessons in work management from those conversations.
As VP of Program Management at the real estate company JLL, Rose Hayes has worked all over the world. “I
The 10 Essential Qualities of a Transformational Leader
By Scott Lee, VP of Product Marketing, and Jon Ogden, Senior Manager of Content Marketing
There’s a shift underway in how enterprises operate.
Just look at four basic elements of operations:
- Work execution
In many organizations today, leadership