[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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Les journées de travail ne sont pas toutes égales, de plus les travailleurs ne sont pas tous à 100% donc , il serrait intéressant de pouvoir calibrer la journée par jour/heure de travail et la personne par % / semaine.
Merci d avance

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Anastasia

Bonjour, Pascal ! Merci pour votre message. Un membre de l'équipe Support va vous contacter maintenant. 

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Hi there,

I'm trying to switch over to Wrike, but without the ability to have 4 or 6 hour working days, it wouldn't work for us.

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Stephen

Hi Marius, thanks for your post here and your input.

For this, many teams use Custom Fields to specify the amount of time on tasks which is helpful. I'd like to hear if this is something that may work for you?

You can also set the task duration to hours and minutes when scheduling tasks, which may help manage the time tasks have before becoming overdue. Would love to hear your feedback on these options and thanks for posting your feedback here!

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I definitively support this request to edit the working hours! This feature would be very helpfull in our workload management for all the reasons that were already said in the previous comments. It is very uncommon to have a super regular and effective 8 hour day in any kind of business!

I would see this feature in the calendar view where you can manage the workweek and edit the nonworking days (or extra days!). We should also be able to set up the normal hours for each day of the week individually AND have the availability to manually edit them for special occasions (same as for nonworking or extra days). This will help us manage overtime and have the real picture of our capacity.

This would also change the idea of auto-converting hours into days when it's above 8, which would be very fine! 

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I'm another who could use the ability to adjust the hours in the work day.  We work on the Slope in Alaska.  We work 7-12s (7 days a week, 12 hours a day) and it would be on a 2&2, or 3&3, 4&2 (or anything else) schedule.  Meaning two weeks on and two weeks off (or 3 on, 3 off)(4 on, 2 off).  I love Wrike so far, and am learning new areas all the time, but this is one area where it can really throw off the numbers.  There needs to be a simple way to adjust the hours of the day from 8 to 12 (or even up to 16 in some cases).

Many Thanks!!

Shannon

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Our problem is a lot like Shannon's above. Our regular work week is 4 days that are 9.5 hours each. Without the ability to change the length of the work day, we could have 9, 1-hour tasks that all need to happen on the same day, but the last ones then lop over to the next day.

It would seem reasonable to put the length of the work day on the Settings page where one can select working and non-working days of the week.

This thread has been out there for almost a year. Can the engineers give an idea of their interest in fixing this, and if and when it will bubble up to the top of their "to do" list?

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I need to be able to change the working time based on a group. Only having the option for 8 hour working days is a real problem to me.

Some departments work 8 hours, some 12, some 16 and some 24.

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Stephen

Hi all, our Product Team is discussing this feature internally, but I have no specifics on dates and details at the moment.

As soon as I have any specific information I'll be sure to update you here. 

Thanks to all for posting/voting, it's really helps steer our team's internal discussions 👍

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Just to throw in a user case how i'd like to see it working. 

Ability to set individuals work hrs on their profile. If when planning out a project in gannt (could be for other views but i rely on gannt a lot) i get flagged if a users project hours go over a daily workload, i get a pop up to say there has been a clash, much like when a project goes over a holiday date we get a flag. 

This feature would enable businesses look so much better at their job, it may not seem vital to you guys but if we as project managers look even more amazing then so does the business. 😃

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@David We love hearing about use cases, so thanks for adding this here! And I agree - a rising tide lifts all boats right? 

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It would be extremely helpful to allow us to load work hours into profiles.  This would expedite the scheduling process for task deployment.  Especially tasks that are not exactly 1 day.  Scheduling smaller tasks of only a couple hours that span projects would become much easier, as well as tasks that last overnight.  Thanks, Angi

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We have the same request. Having the ability to schedule over 24 hours would be very useful in some industries. Having an '8 hr Days ' and ' 24 hr Days' view which expands the timeline view to 24 x 1-hour intervals would be ideal. Thanks Matt,

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Currently I am planning to do this by adding in an "admin" or "non-working hours" project and assigning the number of hours per day for each resource that they are not available or doing admin work.  So 2 hours for my employee and 3 for me as a manager.  

 

Does this help any of the other users?  Has anyone else tried this and had success? 

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It would be really nice to be able to set the working hours individually for each user. 😃
Each person does not work exactly the same number of hours per day

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We definitely would take advantage of being able to adjust working hours as we have summer flex hours and some may work 10 hours for 4 days, but currently it would show that person as over-booked. 

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I have another specific case.

We do cell line culture, and the cells switch between different phases at a specific number of hours after the last change.

The incubators the cells grow in do not go home to sleep, they "work" 24/7 - and we have night shifts to take care of the cells if they need to switch outside of regular working hours. The planning becomes difficult when I can't give 12 hours here, 30 hours there etc.

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Hello, I am supporting this issue as I am working in France and here we hav 7h workday. Having this fonctionnality on wrike will very much help us adjust at the best the time ours devs spend in ther project and better organize their day.

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We have a similar use case that i'm interested to see if anyone else has figured out a workaround on...

Managers - so we have lots of developers/designers who are also managers, and therefore are not available for project work for say 30% of a day, so ideally we want to reduce the amount of hours that can be assigned to manager x at a holistic level so they are not overbooked.

Is there a way of doing this without having to take say a full day out in the calendar settings? as in most cases it's an hour a day rather than 1 full day of non working time.

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The ability to adjust an individual's overall capacity/availability is something that would be extremely useful for us as well. We have some employees that are full-time, salaried employees who work the standard 40hrs per week which is the Wrike default but we also have a large number of contractors who work part-time only and that total amount can vary between each of them (i.e., 15 hours a week, 20 hours a week, 30 hours a week, etc.). Having the ability to set not only the days that an employee works but also the maximum number of hours per day is something that we very much hope Wrike will add the capability for. Otherwise, it's a lot more difficult to adjust the workloads.

Thanks!

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Also the ability to assign weekend availability by employee rather than task

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Our company has a lot of production shutdown periods. We often increase the hours during these times and run multiple shifts. So fo us to be able to edit working hours is critical. We hope this is something implemented soon.

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Can't believe I've only just found this thread!

 

I am looking to move our time management into Wrike rather than a separate piece of software that we currently use, however without Wrike being able to pull in the correct hours for some of the staff my team managers, I imagine I'll be doing quite a lot of manual work still to figure out which staff are missing entries on their timesheets. (I currently have this set up as a report sorted per user)

I intend to create generic tasks for admin, meetings and such that aren't task specific and similar for holidays and various other absences to block out the time, but that doesn't give me an accurate picture of the time spent working where some staff do shorter or longer days.

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Stephen

Hi, I've updated the status to Coming soon. This is because our Product Team is planning features in this area. No dates at the moment, but watch this space 🙌

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Would it be possible to combine this solution with an Outlook Calendar integration?

It could acknowledge an existing calendar that already has a 24 hour schedule.  This would also help to schedule, plan and coordinate our existing tasks (and availability) both internally and externally.  This would be extremely beneficial.

For example, if an Outlook sync existed and I needed to schedule tasks for my teams, but they have a training already scheduled (marked as busy) for 4 hours on a Tuesday, it would show that time in Wrike as unavailable also if we were able to sync, and so it would not consider that time in task available for assignment.

Most of our task assignments do not take a full day (8 hours).  I know that is how Wrike is currently focused, which is makes the system very challenging to use at times.  This is also a challenge in scheduling work since not all of our employees work 8 hour days, which would address the change Wrike is making to system from full days to hourly. WIN-WIN!!

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Hello,

our need is a bit different, though we need to customise working day time aswell, for all reasons above.

The wrike's default behavior is to create a blank task loaded with 8h. If a team member forget to put a number in the right field, the workload view will show full occupation. If a team member forget it for two simultaneous tasks, the workload view will be at 16h.

 

We need to be able to define this parameter to 0h, as a default behavior.

 

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@stephanie What James E is referring to, is currently Wrike does not allow a task to be carried over from one 24 period to the other.  It cuts it off a midnight.  For organizations that work 24 hrs, it is very likely a task will start at 10pm and not end until 4am, crossing from one day to the next.  The ability to schedule this as one continuous task is essential to creating a consistent workload.

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Hi Stephen,

Any news on the release date of this new feature?

It would be really useful for our team to adjust working hours per profile, since we don't work 8 hrs every day.

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Hi -- yes, would be great if this feature really was coming soon.  We have users all over the globe and each country has different standard working hours during the day.  I agree with Marijke that to be able to adjust hours through everyone's profile would be best. 

But... as a stop gap, if we could adjust hours system-wide, it would help.  We'd drop the standard day for everyone to 6 hours to allow for a certain amount of admin work (which we don't count towards any project) and downtime.  

I think this is an important key to having resource loading work properly.  Thanks.

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Wrike is useless to our team which utilizes 4 10 hour work days per week.

Will not be able to use Wrike at all until this feature is added...

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