Review by Perry Timms, independent HR/OD practitioner, writer and speaker. He is also a CIPD adviser on social media & engagement. Follow him on twitter @PerryTimms
Work without email? Surely this is the thing of unicorns and pixie dust. Not with the Asana app.
Set up workspaces, projects, tasks and subtasks. Assign tasks, create a calendar view of “to-do” lists and a red/amber/green dashboard view of all work. Attach files from cloud or server drives. Keep up-to-date with work projects without asking colleagues for updates. All this can be done without ever sending an email to each other about it.
Comments, “likes” and messages can be sent to people all through this “open” working environment, so there is no need to clog up busy email inboxes .
The app works on smartphones, tablets, Google Chrome browser extensions and the internet and everything seamlessly synchronizes so you’re on top of the game. So:
- No more panicked emails to team members : “where are we with X project?”
- Shared working on projects wherever you are via whatever device is your preference
- Invite people in; allocate them tasks and roles and create your team virtually around projects leaving you to spend time before or during working on the relationships and human factors
- Conducive to Scrum and Agile methodologies so can be worked into sprints and product development cycles
Asana is revolutionizing the way I work, with a team of collaborators across the world and has allowed me to work so far this year with a zero inbox. Not only is it efficient, but it is less stressful and an email killer. It even comes with videos to show you how to use it. The future workspace, right here, right now. Asana.