The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

Project management is a complex practice that continues to challenge even the most sophisticated of companies and experts. The many moving parts involved in a project from inception to completion makes the practice extremely fluid and hard to predict. Even the experts, with years of work in the project-based arena, recognize the pressures on a day-to-day basis.

The "Wait" Problem Solved: Five Steps to Reduce Procrastination

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, research identifies seven key characteristics that make a task "procrastination-worthy." Learn how to combat these productivity-blockers and watch your work ethic soar.

Uncovering the Challenges Associated with Managing Contract Workers

The Gig Economy is growing, quickly. Many employees that once worked full-time jobs have opted out for a more independent and fluid role in today's contract workforce. Gig work is on the rise, and this blog discusses the challenges associated with managing contract workers as opposed to full-time employees.

Understanding the Relationship Between Company Culture and Brand

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Denise Lee Yohn discusses the challenges organizations face when trying to establish a brand that is in line with an audience's needs and wants. This blog explores what steps can be taken to ensure your culture, brand, and audience are all in sync. 

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger

Mavenlink's Founder and CEO, Ray Grainger, has recently been featured in Bruce Harpham's book Project Managers at Work. In the interview below, you can learn more about how Ray got involved in project management, and most importantly, how Mavenlink came to be. 

The Gig Economy Demands Expert-Level Contractors

The emergence of a flexible and liquid workforce is changing how businesses can innovate for the future. A major trend of the gig economy is the growing demand for expert level (rather than entry level) contractors and freelancers. 

The Secret to Success: Leverage the On-Demand Workforce

In our most recent report, Mavenlink and ResearchNow joined forces to survey over 300 executives across a diverse range of industries to understand how on-demand workers are changing the way we do business. The research confirms that businesses in every sector are adapting to the reality of a gig economy.

Monday Blues? Research Reveals 9 Ways to Get Better Sleep

Mondays are better when you come in refreshed. It’s all too common to see people with Monday blues, feeling ill at ease, having trouble focusing and thinking clearly, or generally seeming less motivated. When that happens, your projects become at risk: You may be slower to spot issues and less sharp at resolving them. In fact, here are all the ways poor sleep could contribute to a reduced quality of work.

Introduction to the White-Collar Gig Economy

Our most recent research report highlights the dramatic transformation occuring in today's economy—the shift to contract work. This blog will introduce the concept of the growing white-collar gig economy and the four trends driving this shift. 

Movement Marketing: How to Start a Brand Revolution

Deloitte wanted to understand how brands could create a movement. They interviewed seasoned marketing professionals and reviewed all of the published materials on the subject. The entire article is here.

Company Vision: What You See is What You Get

There is a variable that exists in every business venture, but is often misunderstood or overlooked completely - a component that when activated and integrated into a strategic plan produces not only corporate alignment but often a singular competitive edge and point of difference. It's the Vision.

10 Performance Metrics Examples Project Managers Can't Afford to Miss

Project management is riddled with complications. It is imperative to keep track of performance metrics throughout the entirety of a project's lifecycle. Keeping track of key performance indicators allows a more accurate understanding of project status, success, and profitability. Check out these 10 examples of key performance metrics that every project manager can't afford to miss. 

The Importance of Culture in Growing Organizations: Part 2

Last time we looked at  company culture, we discussed how leaders have a direct impact on their organizations. This time, we’ll review other factors that influence how a company’s tribe will perform.

Customer Loyalty 101: The Do's & Don'ts

Customer loyalty can seem elusive at times, going from fleeting to in abundance. There are multiple factors that impact a customer’s decision to remain loyal, especially within the services industry. Here are just a few of these factors and ways to improve customer loyalty.

The Importance of Culture in Growing Organizations

A major challenge for most growing organizations involves establishing a healthy and positive company culture. It is extremely difficult to get the entire organization on the same page — learn how to overcome this collaborative challenge with the tips below.