Managers lead great teams #withAsana
October 5th, 2016
Being a manager means juggling many responsibilities. From prioritizing and assigning work to making sure big projects move forward, managers are also responsible for the professional development of their team. All of this combined makes for a busy schedule—and a wide range of tasks to tackle.
With Asana as their team management tool, managers gain visibility into all the work their team is doing. More importantly, Asana helps them unblock their reports so that they can stay on track—both with individual goals and company-wide objectives. We chatted with three exceptional leaders to find out how managers use Asana.
Patreon runs effective 1:1 meetings #withAsana
Patreon is revolutionizing the way artists get paid by building a funding platform for creators. All types of creators—from musicians to cartoonists to podcast hosts—are using Patreon to make a living and produce amazing art.
When you spend time at their offices, it’s clear Patreon is putting in as much effort into building their team and culture as they are their product. They’re fostering a culture of growth and development where each employee has access to resources and support to meet their professional and personal goals.
The manager-report relationship is an essential part of this, and managers at Patreon needed a way to track conversations and milestones with their team. Private projects in Asana provided a place to do just that, and the entire company now uses Asana to manage recurring 1:1 meetings.
Learn how to set up effective 1:1 meetings in the Asana Guide.
Pantheon sets company objectives #withAsana
Pantheon has set out to build the heroic infrastructure for the web with a new way to create and manage websites. They’re also heroic in their commitment to efficiency and clarity, especially when it comes to achieving the ambitious goals they set as a team. Coordinating high-level company objectives across many different teams proved to be challenging and slow for their fast-growing team.
Pantheon started using Asana to provide better visibility across the company and to execute on more ambitious projects faster. Their managers can now work much more cross-functionally to set high-level goals for anything from product strategy to big launches.
Learn how to use Asana for strategic planning in the Asana Guide.
Peloton tracks team progress #withAsana
A peloton is a pack of cyclists barreling around the road together with precision and efficiency. It’s also the name of a New York-based company that is reimagining indoor cycling. Peloton designs world-class stationary bikes and a new type of technology that connects stationary athletes as they work out.
They also run a fully operational cycling studio in downtown NYC, and produce hundreds of hours of video content a month for their riders. In short, there’s a lot to keep track of and team management is a huge part of it. With multiple projects in play at any one time, managers at Peloton needed visibility into how various projects were progressing and what needed their attention. With Asana, managers can quickly get status updates and insight into what their team is doing.
Learn how to get progress reports and status updates from your team in the Asana Guide.