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How to Integrate Monday Work Management with Google Calendar

Jack Wallen explains the various Google Calendar integrations for managing work Mondays and shows you how to make it work.

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Monday Work Management is an outstanding project management platform. With it, you can create multiple workspaces that can contain dashboards, tables, charts, kanban, Gantt, maps, forms, file galleries and much more. monday work management also offers automations and integrations.

One of these integrations is Google Calendar. If, like me, you depend on Google Calendar to organize your busy life, you might want to integrate these two platforms. With this integration, you can sync all your items and tasks with the external calendar so you can view everything in one convenient place.

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Google Calendar’s Monday Work Management integration offers three different integration recipes:

  • When an item is created or updated, Monday work management creates an event in Google Calendar and syncs future changes to the board.
  • When a person is assigned to someone, create an event in Google Calendar and sync future changes from that board.
  • When an event is created in Google Calendar, create an item and sync future changes from Google Calendar.

The recipe you choose will depend on your workflow with both services. Remember, if you have a very busy Monday work management board (or a very busy Google calendar), if you choose the wrong option, you could end up with a mess on your hands. So, make sure you know what you need from this integration before you go ahead.

What you will need to integrate

The only things you’ll need for this integration are both a work Monday management account and a Google calendar to sync with. That’s it… let’s fit in.

How to Integrate Monday Work Management and Google Calendar

First, make sure you’re signed in to your Google account associated with the calendar you want to integrate. Once you are logged in, go to your Monday work management account and log in there as well.

From your monday work management account, click on the Integrate button at the top right of the window (Figure A).

Figure A

Monday work management integrations can be accessed from here.
Monday work management integrations can be accessed from here.

In the resulting window (Figure B), locate and click on the Google Calendar entry.

Figure B

The Google Calendar integration is in the bottom row, third from the right.

In the following pop-up window (Figure C), be sure to click on the recipe you want to use as your sync option.

Figure C

Select one of these three synchronization options for your integration.

Select your recipe and click Add to Board. You will then be prompted to sign in to your Google calendar (Figure D).

Figure D

Connect Monday work management to Google Calendar.
Connect Monday work management to Google Calendar.

You will then be prompted to select the Google account for the integration (Figure E).

Figure E

If you have multiple Google accounts, make sure you select the correct one for this integration.

Go through the permissions wizard for your Google account and finally, when prompted, click Event to configure how the integration works (Figure F).

Figure F

First you need to configure how the event will appear in Google Calendar.

This will open yet another popup window (G-figure), where you need to configure how the fields will be populated from the current table.

G-figure

Configuring fields for Google Calendar entries.

Once you’ve added the required fields, click Done, then click Add to Table.

And that’s all. You have successfully integrated Monday work management with Google Calendar. If at any time you want to disable the integration, you can go back and click the ON/OFF slider (H-figure) to the OFF position to interrupt synchronization.

H-figure

Our integration is currently enabled.

Take advantage of this new synchronization between your Monday work management boards and your Google Calendar.

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