Practical Applications

Asana
Asana is a team collaboration tool. This intuitive web-based tool (mobile app is available) keeps teams organized without needing to rely on email. Simply create a project, add as many tasks that relate to the project and assign the tasks to one or more team members. Handy alerts notify you when your tasks are due or overdue, and you can follow the progress of tasks and projects even if you’re not specifically responsible for the deliverable. You can post supporting files and give people a “like” when they complete a task. If email is where knowledge goes to die, Asana is where knowledge thrives.
Pam Boiros, founder of Bridge Marketing Advisors and learning adviser at Training Orchestra

Blinkist
I need to be able to stay on top of the best thinking on topics like leadership and learning, but there are so many books published I couldn’t read them all and still have time to do “real work.” Blinkist solves that problem for me: The app contains summaries of thousands of nonfiction books. The summaries set out the key points clearly and typically take me about 10 minutes to read, which is perfect. You have to pay to subscribe, but I think it is a great value. I save time, and it actually makes me feel energized to read more.
Nick Todd, general manager at Expression for Growth

Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you:
What app or tool are you currently using? Send your submissions to Ave Rio at ario@CLOmedia.com.

Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you:
What app or tool are you currently using? Send your submissions to Ave Rio at ario@CLOmedia.com.