[Status: Investigating ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ] Assign User Groups

I was very disappointed to see that you cannot assign a User Group to a task. I understand Wrike's idea that each task should have a single assignee (What we used to call an ONTG - one neck to grab) but it is also very common to have multiple people assigned to a task with one person responsible. We wanted to use User Groups this way so we did not have to go through the hassle of adding each individual you wanted to assign one at a time, which by the way Wrike allows and is exactly the same as allowing a User Group to be assigned, just much more time consuming. So if you can do it one by one it only makes sense to support doing it as a group

So I would like a feature enhancement to allow User Groups to be assigned to a task.

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What I would like to see is the ability to add a pre-determined list of individuals as followers or assignee's. Similar to how you can make an email group. Making sure to add individuals gets very tedious and very easy to forget someone. Especially when you have a team of individuals that are from different disciplines i.e.electrical, mechanical, etc working towards the task. Ultimately what I would like to see is the ability to make my own personal group of pre-selected individuals I can add to a task as assignee's or followers. 

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Has this been addressed by Wrike yet? It seems like there are a large number of users requesting this functionality and I too, would benefit from the ability to assign a group to a task.  We currently assign all tasks for a particular department to one person, but are now running into the issue that an individual can only have a capacity of 24h/day when in fact with the number of team members, the capacity is closer to 30h/day.

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Hi Erin Crocker, welcome to the forums! ๐Ÿ™‚

It is now possible to assign tasks to job roles, which should cover the ask shared on this thread to assign work to a group of people. Would that be helpful in your case? 

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Assigning a task to a job role is more of a book keeping item. It doesn't assign the task to each person with that role. The tasks do not show up in the user's To-Do list nor are the members notified. However, the notifications would probably not be helpful. Assigning tasks to a group is a requirement for using Wrike as an issue tracking / ticketing system. Having 10 people be notified that the group has a task would become noisy. A To-Do list for a role would be helpful to see the queue.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback Jason Coccia! Assigning to user groups specifically is on the team's radar and I've just asked for an update. I'll be sharing it with you here if I have one ๐Ÿ‘

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In our use case, we have hundreds of projects to coordinate (as we use this as a customer work queue to build and install customers). Every "project" has the same 20 tasks, or so, and those 20 tasks are really departments that own those tasks, not individuals.  Part of the HUGE value of Wrike vs MS Project, is that it is online and allows collaboration.  If you want to just have a project manager manage the task and team then I think you have just created an online version of MS Project (or the likes).  The benefit of Wrike is that it can be collaborative and be used as workflow and not just project management.  By supporting this feature, you enable multi-user environments to progress jobs/projects as teams instead of a single PM managing the project or Tasks within a project.

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Thank you for sharing your use-case here Robert Bridgham! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Hi Lisa Any update on this one? I'd love to use this for our internal tasks to save the lengthy admin. Thanks, Lyndsey.

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