[Status: Backburner ⌛️] Ability to amend working hours per day

Wrike currently defaults to an 8 hour working day.

I would like to be able to change this as I have some team members who are only utilised 50% of the time. 

 

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This would really help us. At the moment wrike does not allow for shift work i.e. 24 hour days. 

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Hi Lynee and James thanks for your feedback.

@James Just want to make sure I understand your use case. Would your team want to schedule tasks for one day but with a duration greater than 8 hours? For example, schedule a 12 hour task for February 27.

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Yes, that would help a lot. But one step further and having  tasks I can schedule in overnight. Some tasks we do take a person an hour to setup, and then they take 12 hours, but they don't require a person to be there during that time. So therefore we always try to schedule these tasks in overnight. If I was to create a 12 hour task  it would cross over a couple of days, so I have been making it a 1 hour task and I keep moving it so it happens at the end of a day. But what would be amazing is if was a overnight task. Its probably quite outside of your normal requests sorry.

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Anastasia

Hi James! Quickly jumping in for Stephanie here. Thanks for sharing the additional details about your use case! This isn't something we're working on at the moment, but it's really useful to learn about the different ways teams use Wrike, and I think your use case is really interesting.

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We have a slightly different scenario that's leading to the same request. My company has a 4 day work week, so for us a work day is actually 10 hours instead of 8. With no way to adjust this tasks that are 9 hours for example are showing as 1 day and 1 hour when entered into the system.

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Anastasia

Hi Zach, thanks for sharing your insight about this, this is helpful!

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@anatasia,

We have the same situation where we have some staff working only 12 hours in a week or 20 hours in a week. Right now, the durations in Wrike are not as useful to us since they are based on 8 hours per day.

So, we would support the ability to customize work week schedule by hours per day in addition to days per week.

 

Much appreciated, 
Gerard

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This feature would really help us as well. My team is responsible for routine maintenance and support of systems as well as project work. Approximately 35% of my team's capacity is allocated to support work every week which only leaves 65% of their time available for project work. Their capacity for project work is further reduced during the first two and last two weeks of a quarter to approximately 3 hours a day.

Today, Wrike can't help me calculate potential end dates for project items because it calculates dates based upon the assumption that there are 8 available hours in a day for the work in the project when in reality there are 5. As a result, I have to manually calculate potential end times and adjust the dates in my projects. This takes a significant amount of time to manually process and I am not always certain that my dates are correct.

I would like the ability to enter available working hours on a hourly basis per employee; specifying for instance that only 5 hours a day are available for Wrike based work. I would like to be able to specify this for any date or range of dates.

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Thank you for joining the discussion here Katie - as I've said before that's a great use-case!

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I'd like to add my support for this feature. I'd like to include our computing cluster as a resource that can work 24/7. Some computational tasks take several days or weeks and can obviously run overnight or at weekends. The feature would also be ideal for planning with part-time staff, as some others have already said.

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We have a 35 hrs per week schedule.  Is it possible to change the 8 hrs/day default to 7 hrs?

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@Charles thanks for the feedback!

@Jean-François Currently it's not possible to change the default working hours per day, but if you could add a +1 to the first post in this thread that helps show support for that type of functionality. 

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Being able to set hrs per day for resource in the work week would be really helpful

as we have staff that work longer Mon - Thu then half day Friday

when allocating tasks at present it looks like we have over allocated Mon-Thu and under utilised on Friday it's not a true reflection of resource utilisation/availability

also with Part time staff who only work part of the day we have problems identifying if they have capacity. I have added a +1 to the first post as suggested in the previous post.

Many thanks

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@tracey thanks for adding details about an additional use case for this functionality, that's always helpful!

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In an ideal world people work 8 hours effectively. We would like to set these to 6 as people are often also busy with answering questions, etc. Could you make the working hours customisable? If this is not possible yet, when will it be as this is a crucial point for us to decide to purchase the app? 

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I have got part-time staff in my team (i.e they are in every day but work different hours) and would really like there to be a feature that can make the working hours customisable. For managing efficiency and to maximise the capacity of my team, I think this is an unmissable feature.

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I also think this is a must have feature.

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Anastasia

Hi everyone! Wanted to quickly update you after speaking to our Product Team about this. While it isn't on the roadmap for the coming months, this is something we've been discussing and are thinking about adding to our roadmap. Stay tuned, and thanks for contributing here!

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Without this feature it makes it really hard for us and many project managers to use Wrike as a project management tool. Without being able to set working hours for users it is impossible to use dependencies unless every employee works exactly 8 hours a day.  This is not the case for a lot of companies.  I think the reason more people have not voted on this feature is because it is hard to find this post.  I had to rephrase my google search three times before I came across any mention of work hours in Wrike.  Just my 2 cents.

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Hi,

 

I'd like to put a 2 hour task that my team member can do over the course of 2 days. 

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Hi there,

I have upvoted the personalization of hours, too. Our team moves from 40hr prep time to Go time 10-12hr days over the course of  our projects, and we stagger work like shifts a bit, too. We will also do some tasks that the human time is 1-2hrs, but task completion may take longer because software. I agree with a lot of the above scenarios and would love to be able to adjust hours/day and account for some shift work.

 

Thanks!

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In my case, we have a legacy to put inside the Wrike. Where the same developer runs different project tasks on the same day.

It would be best to have the ability to determine the maximum number of hours to be used per day per project.


Manual adjustments take a long time.
What is the best way to make these adjustments?


Help !!!!

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@Cam I'm sorry for the late reply. If you could let us know the search terms you used, we could try and include those terms in the post to make search better going forward. 

@Paulo Right now we only have workarounds for how to specify how much time should be spent per task per day. I think the best option would be to create a Custom Field titled something like "Time Allocation" and specify the time there. I understand that that's highly manual though and may not work for you. And again, all comments here are extremely helpful in understanding different use cases, so thank you for posting. 

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we like to distinguish between standard hours M-F 8:5, evening hour and weekends work.   Often our team needs to do work on weekends and after hours.    Is there a way to enter this on wrike?

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Stephen

Hi Bernardo, thanks for your post and welcome to the Community! Currently, there is no way to identify tasks that are outside the selected working days. Could I get some more detail, or an example, of how you would use this, or how it would be helpful for you? For instance, is it for reporting purposes, time-tracking, budget calculations or just to make an assignee of a task aware that weekend/evening work is needed?

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HI Stephen,

Thanks for your follow up. 

We have tasks that, due to the maintenance window on the customer, must be done outside the normal working hours.  Therefore, when an Engineer enters 2 hours for a task we need to distinguish if this is during normal hours or after hours or weekend hours.   Rates, Billing are different depending on the time this work was performed.  

 

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This is so crucial to us - like some of the other contributors here, we have 35hr a week (7hr days).

Along with our unito integrations (JIRA), this feature is really required for these to work successfully..

I've voted on the top post as well, however, updates on where it sits in the roadmap would allow us as a business assess the viability of this tool in the near future.

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As 8 hours a day are not always fully efficient (caused by meetings, high prio issues, other projects etc), we would like to set the efficient hours on some projects to 6/7 hours. This will make our schedules and estimates way more realistic; I believe this is beneficial to a lot of teams.

We hope this functionality will soon be possible.

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The above comment completely nails it. The above will enable a more secure scope when clients get their link to the Gannt. Instead our business can look unreliable when changing the project so much. 

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Stephen

Thanks for the additional information Barnardo, I understand completely now and it sounds like a great idea. I think it would be best for you to post this feedback as a stand alone Product Feedback post so other members can vote and discuss it. 
 
@Josh, @Kostas, @David, we appreciate your input here. It helps our team understand how people use, and want to use, Wrike. I've outlined the below for Bernardo's case but it might be helpful for you too.
 
As a workaround, create a Custom Field to capture these additional hours. For example, create a number type Custom Field named 'Weekend' where you can specify the number of weekend hours for a task, and another number type Custom Field named 'After 5pm' where you can specify these hours too. You can then add these Custom Fields when creating tasks and review the allocation in the Table View. You can also aggregate the totals and include this visibility when you build your reports
 
Any questions on this, I'm here to help!
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