Category Archives: Best Practices

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Wufoo & Asana: Connect forms to your tasks

Justin Krause and Kelsey Aroian

The process of collecting structured information–from users needing support, partners requesting to work with you, candidates applying to a job, and even from teams within your company–is often tedious and difficult to manage. We wanted a simpler way to get this information into Asana, with the rest of our work and communication. So, we decided to build an integration using our API, with our favorite tool for building beautiful custom forms, Wufoo.

With Wufoo and Asana, data you collect through web forms becomes actionable. With little work on your end and without any coding required, you can gather custom information that feeds directly into Asana tasks. Then you can add assignees, followers, due dates, and attachments, and connect data with other relevant Asana tasks and projects.
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The NEW Asana Guide

Emily Kramer, Jim Renaud, and Justin Krause

We’ve launched an all-new version of the Asana Guide, where we post content to help teams get the most out of Asana. If you’re already familiar with the Guide, you’ll love the new version even more – lots of new articles and videos are waiting for you. If you haven’t seen the Guide before, you need to check it out now – it’s the best support we can provide to your team.

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Here are a few reasons why we think you and your team will love it (we could have come up with 50 reasons, but we think you’ll get more benefit out of visiting the Guide than reading 50 reasons why you should visit it):

1. All new content and design

New articles, new videos, new images, and a new design. We’ve made it easier to discover new Asana content, while keeping a relaxing reading experience.
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Asana features we can’t live without (part deux)

Kelsey Aroian

Last week, we shared seven features that make our work day just a little bit sweeter here at Asana HQ. From secret projects to a trick that might raise your IQ, we’re back again to share another round of Asana features we can’t live without! Make sure to tell us about your favorite features in the comments.

Colored tags – Justin K, Marketing
I love colored tags because I look good in pastels…and so do my projects.

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Asana features we can’t live without

Kelsey Aroian

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.

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The best advice I have for leaders and teams

Justin Rosenstein

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.

5 powerful tactics we use to achieve great teamwork

Sara Himeles and Joey Dello Russo

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.

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Video: Plan your day in Asana

Joey Dello Russo and Emily Kramer

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:

Video: Adding ideas to Asana

Joey Dello Russo and Emily Kramer

“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:

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Planning and hosting our first customer event

Jerry Sparks

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.

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How we use Asana

Sara Himeles, Joey Dello Russo, and Jerry Sparks

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.

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