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The history of performance management
Nowadays, many organizations have figured out the secret to modern performance management. Between setting clear goals, creating an ongoing feedback loop between leaders and their teams, and offering development opportunities, companies can take a robust approach to performance management and
How to Help People Find the Greatest Motivator in the Age of Modern Work
A Message From Alex Shootman, CEO at Workfront — Adapted From His Presentation at Leap.
On August 15, 2013, I received one of my most important lessons on the meaning of work, a lesson learned on a dirt road near Wolaita Sodo in the Southern Ethiopia. It had taken almost three hours to
5 Ways to Improve Corporate Culture Using Modern Work Management Tools
By John Schefer, Account Executive at Workfront
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” said one of the most influential management consultants of all time, Peter Drucker. Or at least Mark Fields said he said it. This was 2006, before Fields went on to become chief executive of Ford motor
Performance management: plan, monitor, review
Performance management is a process that organizations use to align their knowledge workers and resources to strategic objectives and priorities in order to ensure that your company’s short-term objectives and long-term goals are consistently met in an effective and efficient manner. Ultimately, it
Leap London Highlights: Keynotes from Dame Kelly Holmes, Phill Nosworthy, Alex Shootman, and More
As our global Leap conferences draw to a close for this year with our Leap London event, we have welcomed more than 2,400 work management leaders and hosted more than 250 sessions, led by over 200 presenters including authors, technologists, and of course our customers.
Delegates from enterprise
Leap London: Santander, Merck, JLL, ICON, and Refinitiv Take Home Lion Awards Accenture Interactive and Ethos named Workfront ‘Partners of the Year’
Workfront Recognises Customer and Partner Achievements in Modern Work Management
Today Workfront announced the 2019 Lion Award winners at our Leap user conference in London. During the conference party, Workfront CEO Alex Shootman and Vice President EMEA Simon Griggs presented Lion Awards to
The Future of Work: A Nexus of Strategy and Execution [HBR Survey]
Workfront collaborated with Harvard Business Review to conduct original research about how knowledge workers view the future of work. The result is an in-depth report titled “The Future of Work: A Nexus of Strategy and Execution,” featuring an introductory perspective from Workfront CEO Alex
6 benefits of one-on-one meetings (1-on-1s)
One-on-one meetings are a valuable tactic practiced by successful leaders. When implemented correctly, these brief, weekly check-ins improve employee performance and their results in measurable ways. As a leader, 1-on-1s provide you with the opportunity to get to know your people exceptionally well
5 Ways to Take Agile Work Management to the Next Level
By Danielle Howard, Senior Solution Architect at Workfront, and Brent Bird, Director of Campaigns & Content Strategy at Workfront
Just after the turn of the century, in 2001, seventeen software developers met at a resort in Snowbird, Utah, to discuss such emerging concepts as rapid
10 factors to modern performance management
Most managers know that the basics of effective performance management should include goal setting, coaching, development planning, and recognition. While these are the actual pillars of performance management, there are also certain factors that can dictate its success.
As a thought leader in
Leap London: Industry leaders including Aveva, BT, and JLL among finalists for 2019 Workfront Lion Awards
Additional finalists include ICON, Sky Betting and Gaming, Merck, Beekman Group, Kverneland Group Operations, Bakkavor, Sok Media, Santander UK, and GVC.
The Workfront Lion Awards, now in their third year, were established to recognize those businesses that are pioneering modern work
Lessons About the Future of Work from Accenture
When we talk about the digital revolution and the future of work, we often focus on cutting-edge tech companies, software providers, and other organizations that are firmly situated in the realm of “knowledge work.” But as argued in a recent series of articles from global management consulting and