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3 things freelancing can teach you about teamwork

Making the transition from freelancing to being a full-time team member can be a challenge: the hours may be less flexible, you can’t fire your boss, …

Time Management

Dustin Moskovitz shares his lessons on leadership

The New York Times recently asked readers, “can you learn to lead?” The article sourced a number of prominent educators about the recent trend of …

Leadership

Why this person is your most important customer

Last summer, I was attending a conference where I met an up-and-coming entrepreneur. We got into a conversation about building teams when she began …

Customer Service

Rethinking the org chart: Areas of Responsibility (AoRs)

<i>This article is part of a series of spotlights on how we work at Asana.</i>At Asana, we value transparency, balance, and working together as peers, and …

How transparency at work can help your team

Some companies think open floor plans, monthly staff meetings, and detailed reports equate to transparency. But these are just logistics: …

The 5 pillars of fulfilling work

The opportunities of modern work are both limitless and limiting. We’re all encouraged to pursue a kaleidoscope of careers, but the choice is often …

3 types of clarity every company needs

Clarity is a simple concept, and is key to staying on the same page as a team. Clarity means knowing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. …

How to give advice to a teammate

We’ve all been on the receiving end of advice: some good, some bad, some we inquired about, and some that was entirely unwelcome. There are many ways …

6 Companies that get teamwork right

Effective teamwork in the modern workplace isn’t easy. With remote teams and teammates and growth that is sometimes unprecedented, getting teamwork …

5 ways to think big, any day of the week

“How do I make sure I’m thinking about the big picture, when I’m always working on a lot of small things that seem to take up all my time?”<p>This was a …

What Jefferson can teach you about teamwork

Back in the 1800s, Thomas Jefferson turned the dinner party into something more than an opportunity for drinks and small talk. He started a tradition …

Why designing for enterprise vs. consumer products isn’t as different as you think

In a recent article titled The Distinction Between Designing for Enterprise vs Consumer Customers, graphic designer and author John Maeda explains …

UX Design

How to become a master of your time

When you’re managing your time well, important work gets done ahead of schedule, your teammates feel like they can rely on you, and you can feel good …

Prioritization: Less IS more

We all have a tendency to keep adding to our to-do lists; we often hear a voice that says, “Do more,” as if doing more equates to the value of work …

How to be an accountable teammate

Few things are more frustrating than a teammate pointing fingers when something doesn’t get done. Accountability is the key to putting an end to the …

There’s room: 6 ways to support a diverse culture

<i>This article originally appeared on re/code.</i>I’m an engineer at Asana, but I wasn’t always interested in this career path. I fought through a lot of …

Leadership

A simple shift to change how you work

Individuals who’ve gone through her training reported being more creative, having more energy, and developing a sense of closeness and openness with …

Mindfulness

How to take back your productivity with No Meeting Wednesday

Meetings are a part of nearly everyone’s work life: some of us have more than others, but we all have days when we feel it’s nearly impossible to get …

Management

To be successful in business, do this (says Peter Thiel)

Peter Thiel hardly needs an introduction; his name has been tied to some of the most successful companies of our time (disclosure: he’s an investor …

Peter Thiel