We think it’s the details, like adding a task to multiple projects or having kittens rain on your workspace, that make communicating in Asana so magical. Discovering hidden functionality can inspire a personal productivity hack or add a new level of delight in day-to-day communication. Since we geek out over product details as much as you do, we thought we’d share some essential Asana features that our team just can’t live without.
Recently I spoke at Chicago Ideas Week, where I distilled some of the best advice I have after ten years of studying and leading teams. We’re excited to share the video.
The first half of the talk is about the purpose of work, and how I’ve found a deep sense of personal satisfaction from doing work in service of helping humanity thrive. The second half (starting at 7:10) provides three concrete strategies, which I’ve found make teams wildly more effective in accomplishing their goals – all by achieving clarity. I hope you enjoy it.
Earlier this year, our co-founder Justin gave a talk about Asana’s values and practices as part of Stanford’s “Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders” series. Following the positive feedback on our recent video post on the Asana way, we wanted to share a few excerpts from Justin’s talk more broadly.
These videos highlight the values and cultural practices that have led to great teamwork at Asana. We hope a few of the ideas resonate and you can adapt them for your own team. If you enjoy the videos below, you can check out the complete talk.
We’ve all been there–you get to work in the morning unsure of what to work on first or how to get going. Luckily, using My Tasks in Asana helps you stay personally organized, so each day you can stay focused on the work that contributes most to your team.
Watch how to plan your day in Asana:
“Not every task needs to be actionable. In Asana, tasks can be the work you own, the things that need to get done, or items you want to remember. Asana can fully replace text editors, whiteboards, or coffee stained notebooks.”
Learn about using Asana to record ideas, brainstorm with your team, or take notes in our latest video:
A few weeks ago, we held our first-ever customer event. We invited a small, special group of Asana enthusiasts to join us at our office for drinks, food, and a whole lot of information about Asana. We wanted to create a space where Asana champions from local companies could get even more ideas about how to use Asana to achieve more with their team.
Our co-founder Justin Rosenstein spoke about how Asana uses Asana. Jackie, one of our Product Managers, then gave an overview about we make product decisions and what’s next on the roadmap.
We love to push the boundaries of what Asana can do. From creating meeting agendas to tracking bugs to maintaining snacks in the refrigerator, the Asana product is (unsurprisingly) integral to everything we do at Asana. We find many customers are also pushing the boundaries of Asana to fit their teams’ needs and processes. Since Asana was created to be flexible and powerful enough for every team, nothing makes us more excited than hearing about these unique use cases.
Recently, we invited some of our Bay Area-based customers to our San Francisco HQ to share best practices with one another and hear from our cofounder Justin Rosenstein about the ways we use Asana at Asana. We’re excited to pass on this knowledge through some video highlights from the event. You can watch the entire video here.
At Asana, we value transparency and working together as peers, and these values are reflected in the Asana product. For instance, everyone can assign tasks to another team member, whether it’s your first job or you lead the company.
Based on what we’ve observed about effective teamwork, we created a video to show what happens when people work with one another, instead of for one another. Check it out below and let us know what you think about this approach to teamwork in the comments.
Startup marketing is all about leverage – finding ways to reach new audiences and spread your company’s message, with limited resources in a world full of noise.
Marketing teams, especially at startups, are enthusiastic adopters of new tools. In fact, when we searched for the most popular functional team name in Asana (across our database), “Marketing” topped the list. It makes sense – marketing is often an unstructured type of knowledge work, with many moving parts and vendor relationships. Staying organized as a marketing team is tough – and if done right, a competitive advantage.
Like other startup marketing teams, our team at Asana has been an enthusiastic adopter of new products. In this post, I’ll share with you some of the tools and systems that power our team.
It’s hard to imagine that in another 10 years, today’s incarnation of email will still be the de-facto communication tool we use to organize ourselves, to manage our work and to collaborate with our teams.
But, despite our belief that workplace communications tools must and will evolve, we understand that old-school email will not vanish immediately, or even particularly soon.
This is why we built the email bridge.