My Work Features - Filtering out Backlogged Tasks

Hi,

Our Marketing Team uses Wrike to collaborate internally with our coworkers. They do not have full licenses, so they cannot create custom Dashboards are reliant upon tools like "My Work" to stay apprised of their responsibilities. But this has its limitations.

For example, I noticed that Backlogged tasks in My Work are automatically listed as "due today." This confused some of our early adopters. (I created tasks based on our annual Marketing plans, and sometimes assigned tasks to collaborators, but didn't include a due date. This was necessary to ensure we didn't forget anything). 

I am hoping there is a better solution for task sorting in My Work; including categories such as "backlogged" and "overdue" would be immensely helpful for our collaborators. Any ideas?

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Anastasia

Hi Linnie, thank you for posting this and describing your use case! Have you had a chance to try out the beta version of My Work? The updated version can be enabled from Wrike Labs. In this release, the sections were reorganized and the To-Do tab now includes:

  • Incoming
  • Today
  • Later

When a task is assigned to a user, it appears in "Incoming" (backlogged tasks are also included). From there, users have the option to move the task to "Today" or "Later", so they can move the backlogged ones out of the way, to "Later". However, the process is not automatic, since My Work is intended more for personal prioritization and organization. We just launched a dedicated Product Feedback section, and I'd love to hear your thoughts about My Work there! 

P.S. Loving the profile picture! :)

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Thank you! Yes, I just tried out the beta version yesterday and I like the improvements. It looks like my backlogged tasks are still showing up in Today instead of Incoming, however.

That being said, the new Created by Me section will be helpful for our Collaborators as they submit Marketing Request via our forms - I like that they populate there. Is there a way for Wrike to apply this update to all Users/Collaborators associated with our account? Or, do they need to do it individually?

 

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I'm glad to hear you like the improvements! "Today" and "Later" include the same tasks which were in those categories before switching to the updated version of My Work, but newly assigned tasks will land in "Incoming" first :)

The feature is enabled per user, since it's still a beta version at the moment. When features are released publicly and leave the Labs section, they become available by default to all users in an account. 

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OK, thanks for answering my questions! 

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Sure thing, Linnie! Let me know if I can help out with any other questions :)

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