So your team always know who's doing what by when.
1. Decide how and when to communicate
To make sure everyone’s on the same page, set communication guidelines in advance, make the higher-level mission known to everyone, and encourage feedback.
2. Streamline the things you do regularly
Think about all the places where you can save time on recurring work. Is there a way to automate any of your tasks?
3. Have an internal knowledge base
Make it easy for collaborators to access information and projects by creating a central database of resources.
4. Define responsibilities and expectations at the start
Be sure to answer these questions for any workflow: What are the exact deliverables? Who’s responsible for each piece of work? When is each task due?
5. Keep your workflow simple and make adjustments
Avoid creating an overly complicated workflow. To start, keep it simple and check in regularly to make any necessary adjustments.
6. Include a step for goal-setting in your team’s workflow
Goal-setting helps team members understand how their work supports company objectives.
Our team is managing many complex projects across trivago, and with Asana we keep all the information we need in one place–so we can get right to work instead of spending time looking through emails, spreadsheets, and handwritten notes.
—Philipp Haese, Business Operations and Strategy Consultant, trivago