I’m really struggling with Asana and was hoping someone with more experience could guide me or point me in the right direction. I’ve spent hours trying to figure out how to make it work for my team, but so far feel like a Facebook Group would get us moving forward faster and easier (though without the many useful Asana features, I know).
I’ve started with just the basic free workspace plan, as I have assembled a team of 7, all from different companies or organizations, to create and plan an annual industry event.
I created a Project for this event (and added all the team members) and then a working outline within that using Tasks (Short-Term, Mid-Term, Long-Term Goals).
The main problem I’m having is that communication is at about zero. If I post under Conversations, no one responds and the post says I am the only follower. Same if I comment on one of the task items. It seems that with every step, I have the uphill battle of getting everyone to see what I just posted so they can comment and then getting them to continue the conversation. Except at every step it seems they are required to follow a conversation in order to be a part of it and get updates to it. Because of this we’ve made zero progress in two months.
I was half joking about the Facebook Group, but at least there, everyone can easily join in a conversation. Or maybe using a Forum/Discussion Board is better? I feel like the learning curve here is maybe too steep for the average user.
Am I missing something that will make this easier? I just want to be able to take my outline step by step and have everyone join in the discussion in a timely way so we can make progress. The other team members are busy with their own businesses, so I don’t want to overload them with constantly having to log-on to check if there’s anything new or get lots of emails each day. But a daily summary would be nice showing all conversations and comments so that people can see the progress and easily contribute. Is there a way to have everyone participate in everything without having to manually add them all to each and every step we take or post we make?