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You might be wondering to yourself, what is it and how can it help your business improve productivity? I blogged earlier about scheduling your days, you can check this out HERE
When scheduling your days, Asana will come in handy, and did I tell you that I love using it and it does help manage my personal task for the week. Asana also sends me reminders when I need to complete a project/task. A little bit more about that later.
Say what now! What is Asana?
Asana is a project based software and, as stated on their website, it keeps track of teamwork, as well as projects that each individual member is assigned to complete.
When you first go on the site, the visuals and how it is laid out is what caught my eyes to use this beautiful tool. Even though it’s beautiful, it’s even more effective than what meets the eye.
When you create your account, you will first get a step by step guide on what you need to do to fill out your business information, such as your company name, your teams information if you have any, as well as uploading files, sharing specific tasks with others via email and access to certain tasks, depending on how your settings are set. You also have the option on how you would prefer to see each task to be completed.
Why you should love Asana too!
Now, why do I love it? First of all, when I log in my dashboard, I have the option of creating my list of tasks for each day of the week. This is where I start first. I add a task and set the date that I want to have it completed. I also have a reminder that can be set for a week notice, to let me know that I have until a week to complete such a task, or I can set this to be a periodic task that will be happening every week or monthly.
You have two options to see your scheduled tasks; the list version, which I prefer, as well as the calendar version. I do love that the layout shows out each list of tasks to be completed, which is under the new task option, you also see the upcoming tasks for the week and later tasks are also shown.
How to make Asana work for you?
Now, for putting this project management tool to work. I know you are busy with your days, so reminders do come in handy when you have to remember a task to be completed.
Each time a new task is added automatically. When it’s set, a reminder is sent to the email provider that you have signed with to remind you to complete a task. You also have the option of delegating such a task to a member of your team.
This can be done by allowing, them access to that task and keeping track of what is being done for such a task. This includes inviting that team member by email for that team member to access the task to be completed, and this is where uploading a file will come in handy.
Status updates anyone?
Team conversations are a benefit because you can post what you need to be done, review what’s been happening with such a task and see for yourself the progress of your task.
You choose what the team member is able to see and what should be done, and this can be in the form of sharing a project with that team member who is assigned to complete that task.
So why not try Asana for yourself? You know you want to because it will make such a huge difference in your business and team members do not physically have to be there for you to see the progress of a task to be completed.
Try it out and share with me how Asana has helped you with managing your task better in the comments below. I look forward to seeing your wins until next time.
It was nice of you to stop by. Remember, if you need help, ask Juli! Until then, happy hiring, and best wishes with your business.
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