Drupal 8 will provide a greatly improved workflow for content editors.
A great example is inline editing which is available now in Drupal 8.
The content creation page is another critical part in Drupal's workflow. Your clients face this particular screen many times a week or even each day. Creating and editing content are primary tasks for content editors and should work as quick and easy as possible.
After thorough research, a proposal for a new design was made by the community. A lot of effort has been put into getting the first prototype up and running and additional issues have been created to drive the implementation further.
Today Acquia and Wunderkraut are funding my time to help finish the work and get it ready to be committed to Drupal 8. I won't be working on this full-time, which leaves enough room for the community to review, test and post feedback where necessary.
A big thanks to both companies for giving me the opportunity to do this!