What does your typical week look like?
Ben: At the beginning of every week, I meet with our co-founder, Rami, and give him a brief on the week prior: what went well, what didn't go well, where I'm challenged, where I'm blocked. I'll detail what I'm planning on working on during the coming week. And I'll check my Asana inbox to see if anybody else has assigned tasks to me.
We'll try to identify the priorities among those tasks. And I'll put a time box on each of them — either 15 minutes, one hour, two hours, half a day, a full day, or two days — and then roll out a schedule from there.
I don't reprioritize for the whole week. I just try and knock all of that stuff out. I really make an effort not to overload myself with tasks. I don't want to get to next week's meeting and realize I only hit half of my list.
Mackenzie: Our co-founder, Rami, is a human Asana-board. He remembers every single task. He takes no notes, he just knows them all. Which is funny because he forgets a lot of stuff, except for tasks. So we all have to make sure we get the tasks done!
My team follows a similar strategy. On Mondays, everyone writes out their main priorities for the week. At the end of the week, we go through it again and see how much we accomplished. It's basically a weekly checklist.