5 Asana Tips and Tricks to Supercharge Your Staff
In 2008, the Giants defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl. “The Dark Knight” (Iron Man) and “The Dark Knight” (Iron Man) were released. Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz created Asana, a project management tool, during the development of Facebook.
Although Asana has not become a cultural phenomenon with its movie, it has been a prominent team-communication app.
Asana has over 350 employees. It has grown to be a full-fledged productivity suite that includes advanced features such as budget management, resource management and task management.
Asana has more than 25,000 customers, including pioneers at organizations like NASA and Lyft, and there have been over one billion tasks created in Asana.
Asana’s staff is the best source of information when it comes down to knowing the tool better. They use Asana every day to manage their projects in-house.
Tips and tricks for Asana
You’re in the right spot if your team has just started using Asana or if you have used it before. Asana’s developers are the best source of information about Asana, so I asked them for their top tips and tricks to increase productivity on their own projects.
Quick note: Asana was chosen for this exercise due to its popularity (over 200,000 on Facebook and 115,000 on Twitter) and its flexibility and wide range of features that encourage exploration.
1. Search results can be saved to star lists, renamed, or starred
Asana’s advanced searching function will return a list of results. It could be a list with names, tasks or incomplete tasks from a team member (let’s call it Bob).
Advanced search results for Asana
Did you know you can “star” a list of search results, rename it to something like “Bob’s Complete Tasks”, and save it? Here’s the cool thing: any time Bob has an incomplete task, it will be automatically added to the list. C’mon, Bob…
Emilie Cole, head PR and Comms at Asana, says that “it’s like a filter put onto anything now and the future.”
2. Reschedule events using drag and drop
Asana introduced an integrated calendar view in early 2014 that automatically populates your tasks and projects. It can also sync to Google Calendar.
View Asana’s calendar
Did you know that you can drag and drop tasks on the calendar to change your schedule? All changes will be instantly updated for your team.
Fran, the designer, has three graphics due Friday. You want to give Fran a break and move one to Monday. You could manually change the due date by going into the task and then message Fran to let her know. You could drag one of the tasks to Monday. Fran will receive a notification informing her that the due date has been updated. Nice.
3. To personalize Asana, use ‘My Profile’
Asana is an excellent tool for improving productivity and team collaboration. However, there are things you can do to make your work environment more comfortable so you can be a better member of your team.
Asana’s My Profile screen
Simply click on the photo of your face that you added during registration to access the My Profile screen. You can activate your vacation indicator, personalize your email notifications, change the background image, and manage your apps and integrations.
You can also enable experimental features Asana is currently testing… such as an ice cream delivery button, ma