How to Streamline Processes without Steamrolling Creativity
When taken to extremes, almost any virtue can turn into vice. This is true even for the well-established virtue of streamlining work processes.
Is this a surprising opinion coming from a person who promotes work-management software for a living? It shouldn’t be. After all, the whole point of
9 Insights From Adobe Digital Summit About How We Work
How do the attendees at this year’s Adobe Summit conference feel about work?
Do they feel like their coworkers can effortlessly see their contributions? Do they feel like they have a clear sense for what other departments at their company are doing? Do they feel overwhelmed by the pace of
Intro to Process Management: How to Make Business Decisions with Purpose
You’ve heard the old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But with process management, you may want to throw that saying out the window. In business, things don’t have to be broken in order to benefit from regular and even constant improvement. In fact, constant improvement is often the best
A New Way to Think About Digital Asset Management
If you’re like the average knowledge worker, you check email and IM every 6 minutes. An alarming 40.1% of your day is spent multitasking with communication tools, the dangers of which are well established. And you use 56 different apps and websites per day, switching between them nearly 300 times.
What Is Control Management and Why Is It Essential?
Tightly controlled management processes don’t happen by accident, and they’re never complete. As NASA heartbreakingly realized in 1986 with the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger, all processes, major and minor, come together to create the whole. History shows a seemingly straightforward decision
How to Build Mental Toughness at Work: 5 Science-Backed Brain Exercises
By Scott Duehlmeier | Senior Manager of Communications at Workfront
It’s pretty well established that modern digital culture is not great for our brains. Humans have evolved over centuries to be really great at doing one thing at a time. And now, over the course of just a few decades, we’ve
Why It’s So Essential to Get Executive Sponsorship: A Conversation With Josh Blackwood, Principal Technology Solutions Consultant at ADP
This is the second post in our new series on experts who have mastered modern work. Subscribe to our blog to get on-the-ground advice from work management experts like Josh Blackwood, principal technology solutions consultant at ADP (featured below).
Josh Blackwood has always had an interest
The 3 Conditions for a Winning Team: Lessons from the Military in Leading Modern Work
By Jordan Staples | Director of Training at Workfront
Steven Ambrose’s book Band of Brothers tells the story of Lt. Winters and the 11 men of Easy Company from the 101st airborne division.
One week before the invasion on Normandy, the 101st airborne division was shipped to a camp where they
3 Steps to Manage the Full Lifecycle of Your Digital Assets
By Jon Ogden | Senior Manager of Content at Workfront
Whether you work in marketing, information technology, product development, professional services, or a number of other departments, you likely have to manage digital assets.
The problem is that there are hundreds of ways to go about this
6 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness at Work, According to Harvard
To risk stating the obvious, work today is stressful. The digital transformation is driving a culture of distraction and interpersonal disconnection. The pace of work is speeding up. And the ability to remain constantly connected to the office makes us feel like we’re never unplugged.
Minimalism at Work: Finding Your Best Next Action
By Jon Ogden, Senior Manager of Content Marketing at Workfront
Warren Buffett is fond of saying, "You only have to do a very few things right in your life, so long as you don't do too many things wrong."
There’s a reason Buffett’s fond of saying it. This philosophy has led him to a life of
7 Ways to Increase Your Visibility at Work Before a Performance Review
By Shelbi Gomez | Senior Communications Manager at Workfront
Usually when we write about workplace visibility on this blog, we focus on organizational visibility and transparency—the ability to know who is working on what, to see and manage the capacity and momentum of a team, and to