As we finished our search for a workplace productivity solution, a team member said: “let’s share this experience.”
The idea of Interkef was born somewhere in 2016, right after we had a closure in our yearlong workplace productivity mission, of finding a project management solution for our small content marketing business.
Asana was the first solution we tested. What we needed, and still do, was a tool to arrange and control our fast-growing task pile. More clients, more projects, more tasks – the excel files wouldn’t work for us anymore.
Actually, they did work, but it was annoying to handle so many things that way (excel is a great tool but not convenient for multi-project dynamic task management).
So, we started the journey with research on workplace productivity that leads us to Asana.
We were not at all impressed and moved on.
We have tested ten different task management tools. That made us deeply understand what ‘tasking’ is. Besides, we realized what we really need to get things done and remain happy.
And then, with all that understanding about workplace productivity, we came back to Asana, which at that time already introduced the custom fields feature.
Not just that we got back to our starting point, we were even willing to pay.
We were looking for a structured project management solution, while the real answer for us was a flexible task management tool that we can restructure to our ever-changing needs.
“Let’s share this experience,” suggested Jim, then a fresh member in our content team and today the chief editor of Interkef.
Interkef became a project right away. It took more than two years to develop the idea and be ready to launch.
Part of the planning and developing process was testing; thus interkef.com site shined on our servers early in May 2016.
We decided to retain the ‘Hello World’ post publishing date as it is. The next post is dated September 2018, launching time.
In between, we were rethinking about all our processes and tools. The journey from Asana to Asana changed the way we use email, manage knowledge, do accounting, arrange meetings, produce content and so much more.
It changed how every one of us treats tasks and projects in his\hers personal, professional and business life.
It changed our perception of workplace productivity and rebuilt our insights on digital solutions.
That is what we are going to share with you from now on, here on interkef.com.