It’s no secret that internal communication is extremely important for any business striving to operate efficiently. In this blog post, I’d like to share my opinion on task management software, which I had an opportunity to use.
We used an application called Asana. It was developed by a team of Facebook ex-employees Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, they both worked on increasing the productivity of employees at Facebook and obviously did a really good job, considering the fact that major Facebook’s features such as Like Button and Facebook Chat were created during hackathons, which were started by engineering manager Pedram Keyani by simply emailing his co-workers and inviting them to code all night and build some cool stuff. So, we can clearly see the combination of incredible company culture and internal communication resulted in innovative and valuable products for the company. Task management is a crucial part of internal communication because it allows companies to operate effortlessly and to make sure everything is completed on time.
There are lots of competing startups in the field of task management software, but Asana being a pioneer in the field has a significant market share and a growing customer base. It is used by major companies like UBER, Salesforce and Harvard University.
First of all, the application is a good choice for small startups, since it is extremely easy to set up and get going right outside the box. Huge corporations may develop their own systems, but small businesses don’t have resources and time to do that, Asana comes really handy in this situation.
The functionality is quite standard and straight-forward, you can form teams, assign tasks and monitor completion. Another Asana’s advantage is its mobile application, since it can be useful to separate your task management software from the actual working environment, so you can check incoming tasks or comments without being distracted from doing your job on a laptop.
In my opinion, Asana is most suitable for technology startups or web-development companies. However, there are lots of advanced features for large enterprises, so Asana can be effectively utilized by huge organizations as well. Any company may use it to increase productivity of its teams and to solve problems they encounter. The software is quite good and doesn’t have any significant flaws or bugs. So, I consider it to be one of the best offerings currently available on the market.
If you tried Asana or any other similar software let me know in the comments section, share your experience!