Asana is the first tool I've seen that actually helps me track not only what's important both in the medium and long term, but also what we need to focus on day-to-day.
“Thanks to Asana, our whole culture has become centered around clarity, timeliness and speed.”
⋮ Mark Arnoldy, Executive Director
Nyaya Health has a core staff of nine and a number of volunteers. Relying on email to keep us all in sync while executing complex projects across two distant continents was putting strain on our entire team.
When we found Asana, everything changed. We now use Asana to organize nearly every critical function – from funding to communications to internal finance to program expansion. We've eliminated redundancy, miscommunication and confusion about priorities.
With Asana providing a clear trajectory for the work we do, we've become more disciplined in our decision making and have magnified the volume and velocity of our output. I have to say that the difference has been mind-blowing.
Nyaya Health exists to deliver transparent, data-driven health care to Nepal’s rural poor. Since it began providing clinical services in 2008, the organization has treated more than 114,000 Nepalese villagers and employed 155 Nepalese health care workers in full time positions.
“Within a week, we just felt like a team. It was this awe-inspiring moment. The power of Asana is incredible.”
⋮ Rian Hunter, Software Engineer
Dropbox has grown tremendously in the past year. Typically, the thing you must focus on as you grow is communication: suddenly to do anything you have to get on the same page with so many more people. We’ve tried many things in the past to deal with this: shared documents, spreadsheets, email, and regular meetings. But none quite fit the bill.
We decided to give Asana a try. We were quickly able to eliminate the drudgery of sending update emails and reporting on progress in weekly meetings. Now, if I want to know what’s going on with a project or what the status of anything is, I just look at Asana and everything is instantly clear. Asana makes our process so much more efficient. It removes all the waste in communication.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Today, more than 100 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects.
“Asana enables us to exceed our clients’ expectations by keeping our work and priorities organized and accessible anywhere, at any time.”
⋮ Tyler Ginter, Creative Producer
When your clients are top brands that like to live at the cutting edge of video marketing, you're talking about insanely complicated productions: all types of shots, multiple locations and a ton of other moving parts. For my team of 10 plus a handful of contractors, keeping it all together with tools like email and spreadsheets came with an intense amount of stress.
When we found Asana, our lives changed. We use it to coordinate everything to do with our shoots: equipment, logistics, each shot we need, who owns what piece. Once we had Asana up and running, we always knew what each of us had to do, when the work was coming and who was responsible for it. The stress we’d had with our old way of doing things was gone.
Variable is an innovative production company and creative collective based in the heart of New York City. Its work is a collection of stories created around the world by its passionate team of producers, directors, cinematographers and photographers. Its clients include Nike, Coca-Cola, National Geographic, MTV, and ESPN.
“With Asana, any time spent on a project is now meaningful time.”
⋮ Adriel Hampton, President of Community
Making the nation’s voter files transparent and giving every American an even playing field in our democratic practice is no easy feat. It entails coordinating the collection of over 170 million voter records from 50 states, all with varying standards and restrictions. Originally, we gave spreadsheets and Google Docs a shot, but found they made it too difficult to collaborate and prioritize our important work. We decided to switch to Asana.
Asana’s much more robust system – with real-time updates and clear task assignments – keeps our team on track. It creates acute situational awareness, enabling us to follow the details of relevant projects while keeping a global view at the same time. Having the ability to control our information diet has been great for our team.
NationBuilder is the world’s first online Community Organizing System built by a team dedicated to empowering leaders with the tools they need to achieve great things. From nonprofits and businesses to politicians, NationBuilder provides community-building software for leaders of all walks of life.
“Asana keeps everyone on our team happy and on task, so we can spend less time organizing projects and more time on creative work.”
⋮ Zachary Rosen, Owner
Creating custom-designed bikes is all about details, and the type of work we do requires staying on top of tons of logistics. From marketing our shop to managing parts to processing orders, we have a wide range of projects going at any given time. And when you’re working with a small team (ours is under a dozen) it is an ongoing challenge to ensure that no stone is left unturned. We started using Asana.
Because we have to do so much with so little, Asana has become irreplaceable. It has become the default place we go for all the knowledge surrounding all the work we do. Thanks to Asana, we are able to stay focused and perform at our best.
Mission Bicycle creates handcrafted street bikes in the heart of San Francisco and is reinventing how people commute through America’s cities. Each bike is custom built, part-by-part and is designed to last for a lifetime of city cycling.
“Asana has became an indispensable group communication tool.”
⋮ Noah Weiss, Product Manager
As we surpassed 100 employees, we were also in the midst of overhauling Foursquare’s core mechanics to build Foursquare 5.0. Managing an initiative of this scale across multiple growing teams was a challenge, and using email and spreadsheets for everything really bogged us down. We turned to Asana to lighten the load and create flow within the team.
Using Asana, we’ve eliminated the messy email threads and added structure and accountability to our work. We can now seamlessly communicate feedback from across departments, then discuss and prioritize next steps. Asana has made huge improvements in our collaboration. It was core to making Foursquare 5.0 a giant success.
Foursquare is a free application that helps friends connect and make the most of where they are through sharing and receiving deals and recommendations based on their location. Since Foursquare’s launch in 2008 they have built a community of nearly 30 million worldwide with over 3 billion check-ins with millions more each day.
Asana was born from a pain common to almost everyone who has worked on a team: despite working alongside smart and organized people, we spend too much time doing “work about work”. The energy we spend writing and reading emails, attending status meetings, and tracking down the information we need to do our jobs reduces our collective output and keeps us from setting larger goals.
The opportunity to vastly increase team productivity is universal to every organization in the world. And so Asana was started, with a mission to increase the potential output of every team’s efforts, and empower humanity to do great things.
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