Asana Timeline – Asana has introduced Timeline, a tool that helps you map out a project and hit deadlines. Timeline will provide a living view of how all the pieces of a project fit together. Teams will have a way to map out project plans, share plans and adjust as needed to keep work on track and meet goals. For projects with a lot of moving pieces and deadlines, viewing in Timeline can help everyone see timing or dependency conflicts and if the project is moving forward. Timeline makes it easy to make updates and changing deadlines is as easy as dragging and dropping tasks. With the rollout of this new feature to Asana Premium users, all projects now have a built in Timeline view to help you map out your plan.
Asana for Gmail: The Best of Both Worlds
Asana has been working with the G Suite team and just released the Asana for Gmail add on. With this add-on you can turn your emails into actionable tasks that are tracked in Asana without leaving your inbox. We all spend a significant part of our day in email and these emails often come in fast and furious. So you turn your attention to the new email and forget about the one you were working on. Emails fall through the cracks like this all the time and it can quickly derail work.
Email wasn’t built for tracking to-dos or managing projects and that’s where Asana comes in. Asana is built to help teams plan, manage, and track work and by combining the two in this new Asana for Gmail add-on, you’ll be able to send emails to Asana and get the best of both worlds. Directly within Gmail, you can now turn an email into a task, assign it to yourself or a teammate, set a due date, add it to a project, and include attachments. Once an email and a task are linked, any actions taken in either Gmail or Asana will automatically appear in the Asana sidebar in Gmail or the task in Asana. This add-on will help you turn any email communication into actionable work. https://blog.asana.com/2017/10/emails-tasks-gmail-asana-integration/
If you’ve been following along with my email delegation goal this month, I’m happy to report that 3 weeks in- Georgia and I have established a rhythm! I'm feeling much more in control of my email and my open tasks, my management team has shifted nicely into Asana and we are keeping on top of stuff!
If you’ve been following along with my email delegation goal this month, I’m happy to report that Georgia and I made it through our first week! We have developed a few simple strategies that are helping manage the flow of email that is coming in.If you remember, our goal is to get my inbox to serve only for external communication. We want all tasks and internal communication happening inside of our structured task management tool- Asana. I hope you can take what we are perfecting on our end, and implement it into your business to help remove the email noose from your neck!
Let’s talk numbers. 6,588: That's the number of unread emails sitting in my inbox this morning. 16: Hours I’ve spent this week “managing my email.” 120: That's the number of emails that I've got flagged in my email as open, unresolved tasks that need my attention and response.