Productivity Hacks

Automatically Share Tasks in Asana

By now, you’ve probably read our posts on streamlining your workflows with automation and automatically sharing notes in Slack, Notion, Google Docs, Gmail, Airtable, or Google Calendar. So you probably have a good idea of how integrating meeting notes with the tools you already use can save a lot of time and effort sharing and storing the information that comes out of meetings. But what about meeting action items?  

In addition to taking detailed meeting notes for you, Supernormal also compiles your action items from meetings. With the Tasks feature, you can track all the action items that come out of your meetings in a task list, where you can delete tasks, mark them as complete, or assign them to a teammate. Having a centralized place for all your meeting action items is super helpful, but we know you might already use Asana to track your tasks. Now, with Supernormal + Zapier, you can automatically share your action items from meetings in Asana so all your tasks from meetings are seamlessly integrated with your non-meeting tasks. 

In this post, we’ll do a quick refresh on the importance of sharing tasks with other tools and cover how to connect Supernormal with Asana so you can automatically share tasks in the tool you already use to get things done. 

The Value of Sharing Tasks 

Meetings are an important part of how work gets done. They provide a space for exchanging ideas, solving problems, and making important decisions. However, the real value of meetings lies not only in the time spent together but in what we action afterward. Here are some ways sharing action items from meetings can be so valuable:

  • Clarity and Accountability: When action items are discussed and agreed upon in a meeting, they often become the driving force behind the progress of a project or the achievement of a goal. Sharing these action items with your team provides clarity on what needs to be done, who is responsible for each task, and by when. This clarity enhances accountability, as team members understand their roles and are more likely to take ownership of their tasks.
  • Efficient Execution: Having a centralized repository for meeting action items streamlines task management. Instead of having these tasks scattered across various platforms or emails, integrating them into a single task list ensures that nothing falls through the cracks. With easy access to a consolidated list of tasks, team members can focus on execution rather than spending time searching for what needs to be done next.
  • Alignment and Consistency: Sharing action items externally, beyond the confines of the meeting room, promotes alignment across the team. It ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding the tasks that need attention. This alignment reduces the risk of miscommunication and conflicting priorities. Furthermore, consistent tracking of action items fosters a culture of accountability and proactive collaboration within the team.
  • Progress Tracking: One of the challenges with post-meeting action items is tracking their progress. Sharing tasks with the help of tools like Supernormal and Asana allows for easy tracking of task statuses. This visibility into ongoing tasks enables team leads and managers to monitor progress effectively, identify bottlenecks, and provide timely support or adjustments if required.
  • Seamless Integration with Workflow: While meetings play a crucial role in initiating action, tasks often need to be integrated into broader workflows for successful execution. By sharing action items through tools like Asana, you seamlessly incorporate them into your existing project management or task tracking systems. This integration ensures that meeting action items are not isolated but instead become an integral part of the overall work process.
  • Time Savings and Efficiency: Manual entry of action items into separate task management tools can be time-consuming and error-prone. Sharing action items directly from meeting platforms like Supernormal to tools like Asana through integrations streamlines this process. This automation eliminates the need for double data entry, saving time and reducing the chances of overlooking important tasks.

In essence, sharing meeting action items is not just about moving tasks from one platform to another; it's about maximizing the value derived from your meetings and translating discussions into tangible results. By efficiently sharing and managing action items, you empower your team to work cohesively towards shared objectives, ensuring that the time spent in meetings translates into meaningful outcomes.

Get Started with Zapier 

With just a few easy steps, you can connect Supernormal with Asana using Zapier. With Zapier, you can automatically share meeting action items into Asana, as they come in. To get started: 

  • Sign in to your Supernormal account or create one if you haven't already.
  • Visit our Zapier integration page and type Asana into the Pairing apps search bar 
  • Choose the Supernormal trigger New Task 
  • Choose an Asana action from the list. We suggest Create Task if you want to create a new task in Asana for every new Supernormal task. 
  • Watch the Magic Happen: Once you've set up your Zap, Supernormal will handle the rest! 

Sharing information from meetings is a powerful way to enhance team collaboration and foster a transparent and productive work environment. The integration with Asana simplifies and accelerates this, enabling instant sharing of meeting action items, and insights in the tool you already use to coordinate with your team.Get started with Supernormal for free today!

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