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Tasks

Break work into bite-size pieces with clear owners and due dates.

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Stay on track

Document what needs to be done by when and who needs to do it, so you never miss a beat.

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Simplify approvals

Create approval tasks so teammates can sign off with a single click.

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One record, across teams

Track the same task in multiple projects, no duplication required.

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Create a task

  • Describe the work: Format the task description however you want, with hyperlinks, bulleted lists, or tables. 

  • Add context: Attach or embed files so teammates have all the information they need in one place. 

  • Set a due date: Select a specific day and time, or a date range for ongoing work. 

  • Choose who’s responsible: Assign your task to one person, so there’s no confusion about who should do what.

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Define the work

  • Break it into pieces: Create subtasks—tasks within a task—to outline work with multiple steps or contributors. 

  • Identify blockers: Mark a task as waiting on another task, and automatically notify assignees when they’re unblocked.

  • Create milestone tasks: Show teammates it’s a critical project checkpoint. 

  • Streamline approvals: Let stakeholders approve, reject, or request changes on a task with a single click.

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Collaborate in one place

  • Create a single work record: Add tasks to multiple projects, so different teams can track work their way.

  • Loop in teammates: Add collaborators to your task so they get notified when it’s updated. 

  • Talk in the comments: Communicate directly on the task without leaving Asana. 

  • Plan how to work together: Create templates for common task types, from work requests to meeting action items.

Put it all together

Tasks are just the start. Use them with Asana’s other project management features to get more done with less effort.

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With the clarity created by Asana, you can easily highlight who’s responsible for a task and involve team members to get feedback. The milestones and deadlines encourage people to execute faster.

Alexey Baranov

CIO at TheSoul Publishing

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Make work actionable

Say goodbye to ambiguity. Specify what needs to get done, so you can move work forward.

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