Work Management

How to easily brain dump tasks into Asana

How to easily brain dump tasks into Asana

When we’re in “Deep Work” mode, we can’t afford distractions. But quite inevitably, ideas and thoughts will pop to mind and distract us. We will have ideas, and we will remember something that needs doing. One of two things happens usually happens: We make a mental...

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How to set important task deadlines.

How to set important task deadlines.

There’s no stress quite like the frantic rush to hit a looming deadline. But panic-stricken working doesn’t have to be the status quo. A little extra consideration when setting due dates can go a long way to help plan your work schedule. First of all, always build in...

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How to plan your day based on required effort

How to plan your day based on required effort

Setting realistic expectations is critical when planning and prioritising your day's work. It's particularly important to consider the time/effort required to complete each task. At a glance, to-do lists have no clear way to distinguish effort. Without closer...

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How to ensure task transparency

How to ensure task transparency

Collaboration flourishes when work is visible and accessible. Nothing kills productivity and collaboration quite like teams working in silos. If your team can’t see your work: Nobody will know how busy you are.Or what you’ve been working on.It will make collaboration...

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Why every task needs ONE owner

Why every task needs ONE owner

Unless a task is “owned” by somebody, it’s very unlikely to get done. For that reason… Assign every task/project ONE owner. Asana calls this person the “assignee”. …but many people can work on the same task, right? So why only one owner?  Apple famously coined...

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How to write meaningful task titles

How to write meaningful task titles

Your task list is probably pretty big. So it helps if it’s not confusing to look at. If you want an easier life… Give your tasks a name that will make sense to other people and your future self. This will save you countless headaches and help to overcome inertia,...

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