WorkPatterns vs Asana

Before something becomes a project it's a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Key differences between WorkPatterns and Asana


WorkPatterns guides relationships, not projects

Before anything becomes a project, it’s an idea or a conversation. WorkPatterns is organized around workplace relationships, anchoring on the relationship between coworkers. While both tools offer solutions for managing projects, WorkPatterns goes way beyond basic project management. WorkPatterns integrates other key activities and best practice behaviors like continuous feedback, employee recognition, goal setting, 360 reviews and people management analytics; providing a complete people management solution.


WorkPatterns has all the features people managers need in a platform that employees love to use.

WorkPatterns has all the features that people managers need to organize and motivate their teams. While Asana is a useful tool for managing complicated projects, WorkPatterns has all the bells and whistles necessary to manage your team as they undertake those projects. Our meeting management tools like Meeting Mode, help make your meetings productive and engaging. Coaching tools such as Kudos and Feedback AI empower your team to build a culture of continuous feedback. Our goals platform automatically reminds you to check in on goals progress - keeping team goals top of mind. WorkPatterns is the purpose-built tool for managing meetings, projects and people in an employee-friendly platform.


WorkPatterns helps bring people management into your project management workflows

Managers who understand that the relationship between a manager and their direct reports is the key driver of workplace performance know that it is crucial to have a purpose built tool for managing those relationships. WorkPatterns incorporates AI technology to guide these relationships and bring people management into every other aspect of work. One example of this is SurfaceAI, which integrates with other tools in your team’s tech stack (Google Drive, Jira, Salesforce and even Asana) to show you what your coworkers are working on. SurfaceAI has an algorithm that scans those tools and surfaces status updates in WorkPatterns. With functionality for quickly adding those items to upcoming meeting agendas, WorkPatterns seamlessly integrates people and project management.

See how WorkPatterns and Asana compare for all your people management needs


General Pricing

$8/user per month

$13.49/user per month

Enterprise Plan

As low as $5/per user

Price upon request

Free Trial

30 day free trial

Core Feature Sets

Meeting Management

Goal Management

Performance Management

Feature Breakdown

Collaborative meeting agenda building

Individual, Team, & Company Goals

Workflow Builder


Action Items

Meeting agenda templates *custom & pre-built

Dedicated spaces for team meetings where you can tie together agendas, feedback, recognition, goals, & action items


360 Reviews

AI Assistants to automate tedious management tasks

Meeting mode to keep meeting attendees focused & engaged


Calendar Integration

Browser Extensions

Zoom App

HRIS & Custom Integratinos

Smart Links

Mobile App

Visibility into work happening across other tools so you can add items to your agenda

Feedback, Recognition, & Goals

Private, 1:1, Team, & Company goals

Ability to give & request feedback

1:1 continuous feedback

Employee recognition

Ability to share recognition outside of tool i.e., to Slack or MS Teams

Other usability features

Stored Data History

Guest users

Public links

Manage meetings, projects & feedback!

I love that workpatterns helps manage meetings and keep things organized. I never have to worry about a disorganized meeting or remind someone of a task that was assigned to them.

Pamela G
Head of the Property Manager Department
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Excellent tool for guiding workplace conversations

“Work Patterns allows me to structure my one-on-one meetings with my direct reports, my project team, and my manager. The templates provided a great starting point and aided in the development of standing topics for each meeting. I especially like the ability to create action items based on meeting content.”

Michelle T
Continuous Improvement Program Leader
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Our mission at WorkPatterns

At WorkPatterns we work tirelessly to help teams to operate more effectively and with greater clarity by guiding and enhancing the relationship between managers and their direct reports.

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