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Going with the flow

Asana has enhanced its work management platform for teams with the launch of Asana Flow, a suite of new tools and features that enables teams to build, run and improve cross-functional workflows.

Alex Hood, Chief Product Officer, Asana, said: “Companies today are organised functionally, but the real work that moves an organisation forward is done cross-functionally. Almost two years in, the work-from-everywhere era has shown just how difficult cross-functional work is when it’s siloed across teams and tools. Without a shared tool to see how their work connects across the organisation, employees are spending more time on work coordination than the job they’ve been hired to do – leading to lower engagement and rising burnout. Asana Flow’s Workflow Builder makes it easy for anyone to set up start-to-finish workflows, while being comprehensive enough to effectively coordinate business-critical work across teams.”

The core component is Workflow Builder, powered by Asana Work Graph process mapping, which enables customers to design and build connected workflows up, down and across an organisation so that teams can see clearly who’s doing what and by when.

Additional functionality is provided by: Template Library, which enables users to share standout workflows or access best practices inspired by other companies; and App Components, which integrates more than 200 essential work applications into the Asana UI and Asana workflows, supported by a developer toolkit for customised integrations.

Work Graph’s intelligence also powers Universal Reporting, which includes the ability to measure and optimise workflow performance over time, for example by analysing how long a task takes to complete or by identifying any process bottlenecks.

To help employees, especially those contributing to multiple workflows, visualise and prioritise the most urgent tasks, the suite also includes the Asana Home intelligent, customisable dashboard. Its key features include:

My Priorities: Quickly spot delays and focus on priority projects with a centralised view of upcoming personal work;

People: Assign a task, send a message and view shared work with recent, frequent and favourite collaborators;

Projects: See how work in key projects ladders up to company goals;

Private Notepad: Write notes, link tasks and track quick ideas without leaving Asana; and (coming soon)

Recommended Projects and Tasks Assigned to Others to surface even more insights.

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2018