At the beginning of our shift to remote work, Asana—like many companies—encouraged video conferencing as a way to connect with teammates. And while connecting over video has a lot of advantages, prolonged remote work is also bringing to light the fatigue associated with spending large amounts of time on video calls.
After weeks of working from home, businesses are starting to think about how to reopen. Some companies may already be testing the waters with a few employees in-office, others may be preparing a distributed model that works for them. No matter what your country, state, city, or even county’s policy towards reopening is, deciding when and how to reopen your business is a unique decision for each company.
Whether you’re new to Asana or a power user, knowing how to structure your work in Asana is the first step toward connecting individual work to larger initiatives or goals. In fact, according to the Anatomy of Work Index, employees who have clarity on how their individual work adds value to their organization are 2x more likely to be motivated at work.
When you’re working remotely, keeping your stakeholders informed on the progress of your work becomes even more important to keep teams in sync and projects moving forward. Workers use an average of 10 different tools throughout the day, and any one of them might contain the information you need for your weekly status update. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new Status feature.
The recent shift to remote work and physical distancing has forced many organizations, including Asana, to rethink how they connect and communicate as a distributed team. Building inclusive communities must be a part of that shift. Being fully remote—compounded by living through a global pandemic—makes it even more critical to be intentional about creating an inclusive community.