DiscoverThe Science of ChangeHow Does Asana Make Us More Accountable?
How Does Asana Make Us More Accountable?

How Does Asana Make Us More Accountable?

Update: 2022-05-17


You’ve probably heard of Asana or maybe you already use it in your workplace. In this episode, Paige Costello, Core Product Leader at Asana, joins the show to explain the features that help codify and amplify some of the key components that make work to actually work. We talk about interesting concepts such as deadline visibility, social loafing, long-term planning and authentic acts of recognition. Let's take a look at what work actually is and which are the most important (and sometimes hidden) gears that create productive work environments!

Jump straight into:

(01:42 ) - The coordination layer: Asana's role in helping teams plan and achieve their work together.

(05:45 ) - A visual connection: How Asana’s accurate deadline display turns procrastination into motivation.

(10:05 ) - Is social loafing a real thing? Team productivity, accountability systems, being evaluated and why public tasks are so effective to overcome social loafing.

(15:28 ) - Traction, focus and engagement drive: The tools that make it easier to break down big projects into small tasks.

(21:41 ) - A manager’s best friend: Asana’s insights to make long-term planning and goal tracking easier.

(25:37 ) - Setting the norm: Templates, updates and other features that help Asana work for every team structure and user.

(31:03 ) - The power of compliments: Enabling specific and authentic acts of appreciation and the future of collaborative work management.

Episode resources

Connect with Paige Costello through LinkedIn


Thank you for listening to The Science of Change podcast. Reach out to Kristen through LinkedIn and visit The Irrational Labs website for more information on behavioral science. 

This show is presented by SetSail (follow on LinkedIn)and produced by Kristen Berman and Studio Pod Media. The executive producer is Rachel Roberts. All episodes are written by Jack Bueher. Music and editing provided by nodalab.









Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

How Does Asana Make Us More Accountable?

How Does Asana Make Us More Accountable?

SetSail X StudioPod Media