Phil Oster is the Vice President of Technology at John Paul Mitchell Systems

3 steps for IT leaders at the helm of no-longer-optional transformation

How can today’s IT leaders take charge of transformation, impact the way work gets done, and accelerate business outcomes—even if never normal is the new normal? Steven King, VP of Program Management at Workfront, and Phil Oster, VP of Technology at John Paul Mitchell Systems, discuss three specific ways.
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IT in the driver's seat: Redefining leadership in the WFH era

Now that workforces are widely dispersed, it’s more challenging than ever to ensure work is aligned with the company strategy. Scott Lee, VP of Product, Workfront discusses how leading the charge of innovation lies squarely on the shoulders of senior IT executives who have a prominent role in ensuring post-pandemic survival. Here, Lee says now is the time for IT leaders to demonstrate clear direction and speak the language of business value.
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Spark a culture of creativity—with technology

After hosting a Festival of Marketing panel discussion with global transformation leaders at SSE and Optima Partners, Jada Balster, VP of Marketing, reflects on how work management technology sparked—and made time for—creativity at SSE, improving its speed to market, real-time progress reporting, visibility into work, and overall performance.
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Empower creative teams to deliver great impact in the age of remote work

The world of work has changed—and creative work must change with it. In his Adobe MAX session, “3 Ways to Build a Remote Creative Team Tailored to Today’s Work,” Shane LaBounty, CenturyLink Creative Operations Leader, talks about how the business built its creative team from the ground up as a global, remote-first team where creative work happens anytime, anywhere.
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The future of marketing depends on better planning

2020 has been anything but normal. Today’s marketing leaders need to reimagine strategic planning for 2021...but how? Workfront CMO Heidi Melin and Deloitte principal Christine Cutten explain what strategic planning looks like and why planning in a rigid annual cycle isn’t effective for most marketing teams.
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Six actions IT leaders can take to drive digital transformation

Why are so many companies unable to successfully transform for the digital age and how can they approach transformation the right way? It’s not just about implementing the right technologies, it’s about changing the way they approach work. How can IT leaders become catalysts for reshaping the way people think, act, and collaborate at work? Workfront VP of Product Scott Lee answers these questions with six actions IT leaders can take to help their companies transform work.
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3 ways marketing drives real business value

How can marketing continue to deliver results for the business, even through disruption? Poly's Senior Director of Marketing Operations and Enablement and Workfront's VP of Product Marketing and Operations tackle the answer in a recent MarketingProfs webinar, identifying three factors at play—agility, efficiency, and alignment—and how enterprise work management helps customers move out of the productivity trough into outcomes-driven work.
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To plan for success, prepare to pivot

With roughly a month to completely reimagine their major user conferences, Adobe and Workfront successfully pivoted to completely virtual events. Read how enterprise work management helps organizations rapidly shift plans, no matter how big.
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Why corporate planning must change: a Q&A on Workfront’s new Scenario Planner

Is annual planning a relic of the past? What’s the secret to effective strategic planning in today’s (disrupted) digital age? How can Scenario Planner, Workront’s new application, help large enterprises make smart, responsive decisions more quickly and easily? Workfront’s Director of Product Management, Michael Swan, has answers to these questions—and more.
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Redefining productivity in our new world of work

The five fundamentals of work, from the worker who does the work to the tools used to complete the work, were in flux even before the pandemic struck. Today, the notion of a 9-to-5 workday is evaporating and the tools available to get work done are evolving. In his article for Forbes, Workfront CEO Alex Shootman redefines what it means to productive in our new world of work.