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2 reasons why OKR goal setting is better than any other approach
There are many approaches to setting enterprise goals, but few have the power of OKRs (objectives and key results). OKRs are built upon two incredibly effective goal setting methods, SMART goals and MBO, but they are tailored to meet the needs of today’s fast-growing businesses and fast-paced work
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
How to write great OKRs—IT companies
In this article, we will provide examples of OKRs for an IT company implementation and detail certain best practices for you.
OKRs were developed by Intel, an IT company, and made famous by their implementation at Google. Google used a combination of aspirational and committed OKRs. Aspirational
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
Why Dynamic Reporting and Visibility Are Vital: 6 True Tales from the Modern Workplace
By Scott Duehlmeier | Senior Communication Manager at Workfront
Visibility is increasingly vital in the modern workplace, as we continue to grapple with accelerating automation, digital transformation, and the changing nature of work itself. I’m not referring here to making yourself and
Advice from a Work Management Expert: Scott Shippy, PMO Sr. Director at Viasat
This is the first post in our new series about masters of modern work. Subscribe to our blog to get on-the-ground advice from work management experts like Scott Shippy, PMO Sr. Director at Viasat (featured below).
Scott Shippy never set out to be a project manager.
He started his career
20 Things That Prevent Transparency in the Workplace and How to Fix Them
You’ve likely heard “What gets measured gets improved.” Or the negative respinning of the first: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
Regardless of who said it — Peter Drucker, some claim, may have ripped off 19th-century physicist Lord Kelvin, who might’ve ripped off 16th-century
Business goal examples—objectives and key results
Choosing the right goals sets your company in the best possible direction, but without having any business goals examples to use as guidance, it can be difficult for executives to know where to begin. Business goals are essential to keeping your entire organization focused on desirable outcomes, and
A 5-Step Guide to Strategic Planning for Business Leaders
Business leaders don’t often find success by pure luck. In most cases, success starts with a goal, motivation, and a detailed strategic plan. Those who take the time to develop a comprehensive strategic plan find it easier to remain focused on what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and how they
Daniel Pink and Keith Ferrazzi to Keynote Leap 2019
What is MBO (management by objectives)?
Management by objectives (MBOs) is the management concept and framework coined and popularized by Peter Drucker, the management consultant, educator, and author who has been described as the founder of modern management for his 1954 book The Practice of Management.
MBO is the process of defining