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Lesson 1: Learn the Basics

Meet Asana, your work manager

The reason why many company employees get so tired of their day jobs, is because they do tasks that aren’t actually what their jobs necessitate them to do. Most of their time is spent responding to their emails, messaging and the like, but are not really productive as to creating opportunities of strategy and company collaboration, which is the ultimate goal after all. Having seen the problem, Asana has come to their rescue. Asana improves cooperation, prioritization of work and minimizing time in doing the job that are not really related to the goal. Asana helps an organization to save hours and spend most of it collaborating on the improvement of operations and marketing as a whole.

Asana helps you determine the tasks to be done and each task is grouped into projects. These projects are compartmentalized in each department and such creates an organization to work. Not only does it save time but it also updates the other members the progress that others have made. It solves the problem of unproductivity and advocates coordination within the organization.

Capture work with projects and tasks

  •  Power of Projects

Asana projects are divided into three main categories; deadline bound, ongoing process and references. Take for example, a target goal of having a huge revenue increase on their annual product launch. Responsibilities and deadlines are then set and by using Asana any adjustments to such are made known in real-time, this is how the deadline bound function works. Ongoing processes may be in the form of tracking new work and for the design requests that may be suggested by employees, in which the design manager may need to work on immediately. Lastly, the references mainly work with scheduling of certain projects by considering the schedules of the rest of the team. This is to effectively refer to which period these projects will be efficiently attained.

  • Build projects and actionable tasks

Creating a project needs a clear title and manager to delegate and assign to the appropriate team. Making it public will help the rest of the team to be able to search for it and cooperate with the project in real time. It can also be changed to private search which will only be available for the engaging teams. Start creating the tasks and designate who’s tasked to do it including the deadline to which be done. If the tasks require a lot of work you can also add subtasks that will be designated to a member of the team and due date of such. Asana then allows you to track completed and incomplete tasks. You’re set, all done.

Manage your daily work with Asana

  •  Prioritize daily to-do’s with My Tasks

My tasks in Asana lays down all the personal tasks assigned to a specific member across all projects. This helps to get updated,  be reminded about what needs to be done and help prioritize which task is to be done first. This will organize the to-do list of each member since tasks could be as many as the projects the member is engaged in.

  •  Stay on the top of updates with Inbox

Asana inbox consolidates all the messages that are relevant only to the tasks assigned to a member. In such a way, the member can focus on messages and relevant information that is related to completing the tasks he is in. This feature helps to ignore the unnecessary emails that do not help to do a certain job. This also allows you to respond to each email, create a follow up task, like messages and put it for archive.

Jump in now and take these three short mini-lessons over at the Asana Academy