The My Tasks view in Asana is a game changer: if you learn how to use it properly, and customise its sections, nothing can stop you. I recently made a slight change that makes all the difference.
The default sections are "Recently Assigned, “Today”, “Upcoming”, “Later” with a few various wording over the years.
A few months ago, I customised the sections for “Recently Assigned”, “Meetings”, “Top priority”, “Important”, “Secondary”, “Later”. As you can see, I triage based on priority, and not only time (I still sort by due date in each section).
My biggest problem: I was spending my day triaging “Recently assigned” and was completely ignoring my “Top priority” tasks until late in the day.
So I decided to do something strange: I moved the “Recently Assigned” section down, below the “Top Priority”.
So now the first thing I see are my top priorities, and then I see things I need to triage.
Works great so far!
(can we have a list of the different versions? )
I realised this was written a few weeks ago, I indeed changed again with Must-Should-Could
I started with the MSCW system, but I forgot how many times I changed that thing.
@Bastien_Siebman, Please post updates only when you don’t change your My Tasks Sections to simplify
My Tasks is such a game changer and I’m amazed at those I work with who don’t even look at it!
I realize my use case is somewhat unique; but I’ve broken mine down into the various types of tasks – quoting, ordering, review, training, and a catchall – “Backburner”. When things get busy, I can easily keep focused on one type of task at a time.
I changed it to fix the Eisenhower matrix.
- High priority/High Urgency = Do Today
- High Priority/Log Urgency = Delay
- Low Priority/High Urgency = Delegate
- Low Priority/Low Urgency = Delete (in most cases)
This has been so helpful in making sure my workload is realistic!
I think the point of the Eisenhower matrix is to schedule High Priority/Low Urgency tasks rather than delay them. Otherwise, the matrix prioritizes urgency over importance.
You’re 100% right. I just used the word “delay” for alliteration
Well, in that case, carry on good sir!
I have a “Hot” section that I created. Moving that above my “Recently Assigned”