On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: “What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?” The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook’s internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.
I’m a software developer, designer, and entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Asana, team productivity software that many great companies (e.g. Uber, Pinterest, Dropbox) use to run their companies. Back when I was an engineering manager at Facebook, I designed the internal team productivity tool that the company still relies on.
Suffice it to say, I’ve been obsessed with productivity for a long time.
Here are the tips that I’ve found essential to my creative output. Each tip relates to optimizing one of three areas: your environment, your mind, and your process.