Imagine working for one of the most popular collaboration and task management tools in the world and then using it to run your own team and manage your work. That’s pretty much every day for our latest business leader in this section.
Geana Barbosa is the Head of Southeast Asia at Asana and manages operations across the region. Prior to Asana, Geana has held several senior sales and management roles at leading global companies including LinkedIn, Eurominitor International, Evalueserve and Unilever.
She has been kind enough to share the tech tools she uses in her daily work life and how she uses them to manage her growing team and business portfolio.
Asana is a leading work management platform that’s pioneering the future of work. With Asana, everyone knows the company goals they’re working towards, what needs to be done to achieve them, and how work is tracking against them.
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Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Asana has more than 119,000 paying customers and millions of free organizations across 190 countries. Global customers such as Amazon, Affirm, Japan Airlines, and Sky rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns.
Chorus to help with feedback (Paid)
I’m a firm believer that coaching is the most effective way to scale best practices in an organization. Chorus allows me to work closely with the team providing detailed feedback and posting self-reflection inquiries on real-life examples they face with their customers.
It’s a simple and scalable solution that helps me quickly identify who needs coaching and what skills need to be developed. It also allows me to track progress over time and prove the impact of programs.
Upgrade your sales outreach with LinkedIn Sales Navigator (Paid)
As an executive, it’s really important to look for ways to open doors for your team. I love leveraging LinkedIn Sales Navigator to network and effectively connect the team with key contacts within an organization. By planning together how we want to approach an organization and using Sales Navigator to “divide and conquer” engagement, our outreach becomes way more impactful and intentional. The customer becomes well connected and supported, and we can drive strong advocacy across the organization.
Asana to help manage team collaboration (Paid)
To effectively scale it’s important to make sure your organization is clear about company, team and individual goals, as well as the steps and progress needed to achieve those goals. It’s also important to create a shared sense of accountability and transparency so that everyone knows who is doing what by when.
Since I joined Asana it has been fantastic to use the work management platform for everything from daily collaboration to strategic initiatives in one single place. I don’t need to ask the team for updates on their progress and our meetings are focused on best practice sharing and learning rather than work coordination. Asana reduces busy work and frees me up to focus on the work that matters most.
Dooly to capture meeting takeaways (Paid)
Dooly helps me be very efficient during my meetings, capturing all key takeaways so I can be fully present and attentive in any virtual interaction. By automatically syncing my notes to Salesforce, Dooly allows me to reduce work about work and frees me up to focus on driving more impactful outcomes.
Get your grammar right with Grammarly (Free)
I love running important communication through Grammarly. I love how it evaluates the levels of engagement, clarity and delivery, going way beyond grammar and spell checks. As a leader, it is so critical to be a great communicator and Grammarly makes it easy.