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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
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