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Why Conflict Is Essential to Good Work (and How to Bring it into the Workplace)
By Jon Ogden | Senior Manager of Content Marketing at Workfront
Business consultant and author Patrick Lencioni once consulted a CEO who constantly discouraged conflict across his company. “As a result,” Lencioni writes in his book The Advantage, “his staff meetings were generally boring
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.
Can you use OKRs in performance reviews?
Deloitte research confirms that the majority of managers think that the annual performance review doesn’t serve its intended purpose. Still, some managers may wonder if they can blend modern techniques, such as OKR goal setting, with the annual performance review to make it more effective. Marrying
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
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
What you need to know about OKRs–an overview of best practices
OKRs (objectives and key results) are becoming the go-to goal-setting system for many modern companies. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the components of OKRs and review best practices. Our objective is to introduce the methodology and help you understand how an OKR execution might
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
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