Increase team engagement and collaboration with video messaging, powered by Vimeo

January 11th, 2022
2 min read
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As a leader or manager of a team, you’ve probably been asking yourself the same question over the past year: How can you inspire your team when you aren’t together? 

Without the spontaneous, in-person conversations that sprout in an office environment, many distributed and remote team leads have turned to video meetings. But replacing informal catch-ups and quick questions with 30-minute meetings takes up time, costing individuals 157 hours in productivity over the past year. Additionally, knowledge workers believe meetings are one of the top three barriers to productivity. 

Asynchronous communication—like email, shared documents, and written status reports—can help cut down on unnecessary meeting time. But when your team isn’t working in the same place, context and connection can get lost in translation. 

What’s missing is the engagement factor. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a thousand pictures. That’s why Asana has partnered with Vimeo to bring async video messaging to life and give team members the clarity they need to move work forward.

Now available: video messaging in Asana, powered by Vimeo

Text may get the point across, but written words lack tone, emotion, and expression. Give your team more clarity with a video instead. What would once be a time-consuming meeting or a toneless message is now an effortless video. With video messaging in Asana, powered by Vimeo, you can combine the clarity of meetings and the asynchronous collaboration of written text in one place.

Record short video messages of yourself or your screen, then embed the videos in tasks, projects, messages, and comments. Video messaging lives right alongside the rest of the task information, so you can share clarity and context right where you’re working. Give feedback, ask questions, and assign tasks—all without leaving Asana.

With video messaging in Asana, powered by Vimeo, you can:

  • Inspire your team by showing your excitement for an upcoming project.

  • Walk your team through a product demo by sharing both your screen and webcam.

  • Recap customer conversations and next steps to direct your sales team with purpose.

  • Share campaign updates and launch overviews to keep cross-functional stakeholders in sync.

  • Provide creative feedback with additional context and tone.

Automatically turn videos into searchable transcripts

Keep team members engaged no matter how they prefer to receive information. Once you share a video message in Asana, Asana automatically creates and uploads a transcript of the recording to the associated task. Transcribed video messages are searchable within Asana, creating an instant searchable, accountable plan of record. 

Communicate tone, in addition to information

Oftentimes, we’ll schedule meetings because we need to communicate a complex topic without any misunderstandings. With video messaging in Asana, you can communicate to the same level of clarity while enabling team members to review information on their own time. Communicate context, exchange ideas, and connect with your team in more effective and personalized ways—even if you can’t meet live. Whether you’re driving team engagement, building rapport with team members, bringing a big initiative to life, or making work more personal, video messaging turns a flat written communication into a dynamic, engaging experience. 

Lights, Vimeo, action items

Keep work moving forward with video messaging in Asana, powered by Vimeo. To start using video messaging, click on the record icon in a task or message within Asana to begin recording. Switch your recording between your webcam and your screen to capture the context you need to move high-impact work forward. With Asana and Vimeo, keep your team engaged and inspired, no matter where you are.

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