At Asana, we take a human-centered approach to co-creation, clarity of purpose, connection, and employee health and well-being.
Just as we work to continuously improve the Asana product, we believe in continuously improving and co-creating our culture. We rely on our Voice of the Employee programs for measurement and improvement, and proactively seek input from our stakeholders through avenues such as the Global People Advisory Board, our ERGs, and our semiannual companywide engagement surveys in order to collaboratively shape Asana’s culture.
November 2021 employee engagement survey results
would recommend Asana as a great place to work
favorable overall sense of belonging and voice
The pyramid of clarity
At Asana, we use a system called “the pyramid of clarity” to align the work we do with its high-level purpose and the results we expect from that work. The pyramid of clarity illustrates how our short-term projects and work ultimately impact the strategy and mission of Asana. When entire teams and companies have clarity of purpose, plan, and responsibility, they’re able to do their best work. And for us, the pyramid of clarity is what helps us see how everything fits together. So when determining what work to do every single day, team members know how to prioritize the projects and tasks that will help achieve their key results, which in turn helps achieve annual objectives, which, ultimately, helps achieve the mission.
FY22 new hire survey favorability by factor
culture and internal operations
Onboarding at Asana
We’ve created a deeply curated and thorough process for welcoming and integrating new employees into Asana.
Onboarding is divided into four phases:
- General onboarding
- Functional onboarding
- Product training
We have roughly 95 onboarding presenters across Asana’s global offices, including four full-time staff.
We offer deep-dive educational sessions to inform all new employees about key tenets of our Asana community, such as:
- Our values
- Growing a diverse team
- Co-creating our culture
In our most recent fiscal year, our new hires have reported a 96% favorability rating after their first six months.
Recent workplace awards
Our culture is a critical component of Asana’s success. It helps fuel our business and drive our innovation. We’re proud of our culture of connection and inclusivity and that we’re consistently recognized as one of the best places to work.
- No. 1 Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology (2021; four years in a row in the top three)
- No. 1 in the Workplace category, Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies (2021)
- No. 1 Fortune Best Workplaces in the Bay Area (2021; four years in a row at No. 1)
- No. 1 Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials (2021; two years in a row at No. 1)
- No. 14 Glassdoor Best Places to Work (2021); 4.8 rating and 100% CEO approval rating
- Inc. Best Workplaces (2022; five years in a row)
- No. 3 Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces (2021; five years in top 10)
- No. 9 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (2021)
Asana’s Growth & Impact Team
We believe that a strong culture drives business success and enables our employees to do their most impactful work. Our Growth & Impact team is dedicated to ensuring that our people and our culture are put at the forefront in the pursuit of our mission.
The team’s goal is to ensure that all Asanas are thriving, growing, and making an impact. Growth & Impact involves a six-month cycle of continuous improvement and two-way conversations between employee and manager where we discuss positive impact to customers, employees, and the company at large, and then assess how to grow that impact.
Employee health and well-being
Asana believes that employees’ physical and mental health is paramount to doing our best work, and we intentionally invest in this area as part of our employment offering. Some of our investments include:
100% employer-paid medical benefits for employees in most regions
Eight free therapy sessions and eight free wellness coaching sessions annually through our partnership with Modern Health
Our LiveWell program, which includes our culinary program focused on healthy, sustainable food, ongoing nutrition education, and yoga and fitness classes
A free onsite gym at our San Francisco headquarters, and monthly gym reimbursement in most other regions
A generous time-off program designed to recognize the work/rest fractal, and a four-week fully paid sabbatical after four years of service
Supporting mental health
Employees from diverse backgrounds can face a wide range of stressors that impact their mental health and psychological safety. Asana believes that creating an inclusive workplace requires supporting the whole person. One way we do this is by offering individual therapy and coaching sessions, as well as therapist-led Community Circles, through our partnership with Modern Health.