06 Apr

The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work

KPS was proud and honored to have been invited to participate in the following Webcast, hosted by IDG and CIO Magazine.  Workfront is one of the preferred work management (Project Portfolio Management – PPM) platforms on the market and this conversation was based on their research, into the unproductive nature of so many companies today. Enjoy!

The State of Enterprise Work

The nature of work has changed profoundly over the last several years. Enterprises are getting bigger, with dynamic systems and collaborative teams increasingly spread out across the globe. Unfortunately, communication tools and processes are not keeping pace with this growth and the new paradigm that comes with it.

According to a new study by Workfront, enterprise workers are being pulled away from their work by tools and practices that are supposed to make them more productive. Ultimately, these inefficiencies can turn into conflict, misalignment, increased turnover, wasted resources, and lost opportunities.

Check out this recorded Webcast of a lively discussion with industry experts as we explored:

  • What keeps enterprise workers from getting things done?
  • Where do current processes and productivity tools fail?
  • How can leaders drive more effective collaboration in an increasingly distributed and decentralized work environment?
  • What causes conflict between project teams and departments?
  • How do employees know which work really is highest priority, when multiple people are asking them to deliver now?

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cropped-headshotJacob Morgan – Author of The Future of Work and The Collaborative Organization

Jacob is an author, keynote speaker and futurist. His latest book, “The Future of Work,” explores how employees of the future will work, how managers of the future will lead, and how organizations of the future will be structured. Jacob also co-founded the FOW Community which is a network of the world’s most forward thinking organizations who come together to explore the future of work. He frequently shares his expertise at conferences all over the world and contributes to media publications including Forbes, the WSJ, USA Today, INC Magazine, CNN, and many others.


10db24eRobert Kelly – Managing Partner, Kelly Project Solutions, and Co-Founder of #PMChat

Prior to starting KPS, Robert successfully led complex, enterprise projects for 15 years, with a portfolio that spans IT, marketing, procurement, and sales initiatives. The results of his efforts have been realized in over 40 countries around the world and across multiple sectors; including companies like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Lenovo and Red Hat. He is a recognized industry leader and contributes regularly to publications including CIO Magazine, PMNetwork, and Fast Company. Robert also co-founded #PMChat, a global community of project managers and business leaders that discuss best practices and lessons learned via various social media platforms.


2a32ba5Scott Lee – Director of Strategy, Enterprise Work Management @ Workfront, Inc.

Prior to joining Workfront in May 2014, Scott spent 15 years in various product management, marketing, and channel leadership roles at Microsoft and EMC in businesses ranging from consumer electronics to productivity, online services, and cloud data protection. As the Director of Enterprise Work Management Strategy at Workfront, Scott and his team help Workfront research the world of work and help craft and implement the strategy for helping enterprises unleash greater team productivity through enterprise work management.