Where to start? You’ve just added an incredibly flexible tool to your stack, but you’re not sure how to make the most use of it. Should you start with a spreadsheet? A Kanban board? No, surely you need a way to track your projects first? When you first open Notion, you might find yourself at a bit of a loss. Good thing there are a ton of Notion templates to choose from.
In this post, you’ll find some of the most useful Notion templates out there for personal productivity, teams, managers, and even students.
5 Notion templates for personal productivity
Every Notion template in this section is geared towards squeezing as much out of your day as you possibly can. Let’s dive in.
What better place to start than what you need to get done? This template gives you a simple Kanban board with “To Do,” “Doing,” and “Done” columns and a few example tasks. Add this template to your workspace, add a couple tasks, and you’re off to the races.
Need a bit more than a Kanban board? This free template packs multiple views, a custom dashboard, and more to replicate a dedicated task management app within Notion. Once you’re ready to use Notion for bigger projects, give this template a whirl.
Struggling to prioritize your tasks? The Eisenhower matrix is a simple method that works off of two main questions: “is it urgent?” and “is it important?” Answering these two questions helps you decide whether you should do the task, delegate it, decide later, or exterminate it. This template lets you do all of that in Notion.
Looking to make the most out of your time? Act with intent by using this template that breaks down your months into actionable blocks. Plan for the month ahead, check in halfway, and have a mini-retrospective when the month is done. You’ll be more productive in no time.
Are you a fan of the Getting Things Done methodology? This Notion template is built specifically for this five-step method, allowing you to use it without leaving your favorite tool.
5 Notion templates for teams
Notion has a host of templates that can make collaboration that much smoother. Here are just a few of the best ones.
Whiteboards and post-its can only get you so far. Whether you’re looking to run an asynchronous brainstorming session or you’re still doing it over video calls, this template lets you keep the whole process in Notion.
Meetings already chew up enough of your time; make sure they’re worth it. With this template, you can standardize your meeting notes and build a detailed archive of who said what and when.
Hit your deadlines and crush every milestone with this robust template. Keep documents, updates, and more all in one place and make managing projects a breeze.
Visualize product work, figure out priorities, and more with this roadmap template. Use individual cards to represent features, campaigns, high-priority issues, and build a dynamic roadmap the whole team can get value from.
Never accidentally double up on marketing initiatives again. Keep track of every piece of content your team is working on, from podcasts to blog posts and collateral. The calendar view in this template means you know what’s coming up and when it’s happening.
A product wiki collects processes, best practices, support documentation, and more in one place. But you don’t have to work on a software product to get value out of a wiki. Customize this template a bit and it’ll become the single source of truth for your organization’s essential information.
5 Notion templates for managers
Managing a team is already hard enough; don’t make it harder by not having the tools you need. These templates can help you with just about every aspect of managing a team.
Think of the team home as the product wiki for your reports. From this template, you can answer frequently asked questions (“do our benefits cover dental?”), track time off, and everything else your team needs from you.
Using OKRs but struggling to track progress meaningfully? Break down your objectives, measure key results, and pull insights from weekly updates with this template.
As a manager, you’re probably doing a fair number of one on one meetings, and it can be tough to track them all when they’re right after the other. Keep your meeting notes, your agenda, and more all in the same place to make the process that much smoother.
Want to run a daily standup asynchronously? With this template, you can give everyone on your team an easy way to provide quick updates. The template also collects previous standup updates in a kind of database you can consult in the future.
Keeping track of applicants doesn’t have to be a headache. With this simple recruiting pipeline, you can track applicants the way you’d track potential deals in a CRM. Each card opens to show key information about each applicant, like skills, employment status, and so on.
Get more out of Notion
With the right template, you can turn Notion into a custom solution that can slot into just about any tool stack. It can make a manager’s life easier, make you more productive, and drive better collaboration throughout the whole team. But you know what can drive collaboration better than a template? The right integration. With Unito, you can build deep, two-way flows between leading work tools and break crucial data out of tool silos.
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