My Work ordering
The sorting in My Work is helpful, but it would be very beneficial if it sorted work within these categories by due date. So that everything under this week, next week, or later would already be in chronological order. Those due soon being at the top of these lists.
And, having the ability to drag and drop is good, but not if tasks lose the ability to automatically move forward as a due date approaches.
These two things have made employees miss work.
Hi Matthew, thank you for sharing this feedback here! I noticed that you opened a Support ticket about this logic, and one thing I wanted to recommend additionally is trying out Custom Dashboard Widgets. Widgets can be customized to include different sets of filters and defined categories, so you can ensure that no deadlines are missed. Happy to hear your thoughts about this!
I second this request! My "Later" items in the "My Work" tasks window is not in chronological order.
I also have the same request
Same request here, too! Sorting by the "created date" is illogical in my opinion.
Hi everyone, wanted to quickly thank you all for adding your votes and comments to this thread! I really appreciate it, and this is really helpful for learning about the popularity of certain requests.
The custom dashboard widgets can be "filtered to include," but I can't seem to figure out how to sort them by due date instead of calendar date. So the list for "today" includes lots of long-term work that is scheduled to be worked on, but isn't an immediate need. Is there a way to do this by due date regardless of initiation date or scheduled working range?
Hi Lesley, yes there's a way to create a widget that shows just the tasks that are actually due today. You're going to want to use the filter "due date" to do that.
After that the due date filter appears in the filter panel and you can specify what date you want to look at. That way you'll see just the tasks that are due on the day you select. It sounds like you're familiar with custom Dashboard widgets, which is awesome (one of my favorite features!). Does that show you what you wanted to see?
Sorry, but no. I understand that I can filter by due date. But if you are looking at a week of work, the work isn't ordered by due date, but by calendar date and jobs that are due later in the week but are scheduled to be worked on appear on the first day they are scheduled. This gets confusing for long-term projects. I can try to create multiple daily widgets that would combine to match weekly workload.
@Lesley, I'm sorry about the misunderstanding. To help me envision what your Dashboard currently shows, do you think you could share a screenshot which shows the filters you have applied?
We would really appreciate if the My Work space could be sorted by due date. Currently, there seems to be no real rhyme or reason to the way that those tasks are listed and it has caused some confusion amongst members of my team. I've recommended that in the interim they use a dashboard view as it's a bit cleaner and can have additional filters, but the ability to sort the My Work area would be fantastic! Thank you!!
Hi Kelly, thanks for commenting! I appreciate the feedback and just wanted to share that the logic behind the order is that most recently updated items appear on top of the list. I understand that that isn't the order you're looking for, but wanted to shed some light on the current logic. :) Using the Dashboard is a great alternative, thanks for mentioning it!
Thanks for the logic behind how My Work is sorted - I just wasn't catching that! ha!
Options for sorting really would be fantastic in that space, but yeah, I usually switch to my Dashboard if the My Work area seems too "busy".
How My Work is configurated at the moment it just doesn't work for me at all. Sorted by "create date" or "last edited" is in my opinion not useful when I want to use My Work as a to do list. Also that a task stay in for example "next week" when I moved it there manually doesnt really make sense for me.
I mean I can live with it because I built a personal dashboard but then the complete My Work section is useless...
Bumping this because I have another My Work ordering issue.
You can see in the attached screenshot that I have a task that needs to be worked on between August 9th and 11th. But in My Work it appears in the "Later (After Aug 19th)" section. Do you know why this is happening, and what can I do about it? I need to be able to trust My Work to bring up the things I need to work on...
Hi William! Could it be that the task was manually moved to that place via drag and drop? If so, it's possible to unpin it by clicking the star icon at the top of the task view, and something which I recommend trying out is the Updated My Work which can be enabled in Wrike Labs.
Hi Anastasia -- I worked out what had happened, it was due to my not understanding the Today/Later/Next buttons in the My Work view in the Android app. I've put in a new post with a suggestion to address this here: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003122069-My-Work-view-in-mobile-app.
I didn't know about unpinning by clicking the star icon -- I'll try that, thanks!
We're currently struggling with the My Work page for our collaborators. I feel like our issues are a little different from what others are describing, but the Support folks recommended I comment on this thread with my thoughts, so here I am. :)
Our biggest issue is that if one of our collaborators moves a task at all to try to make the organization clearer for themselves, that task is now permanently pinned to their My Work page. Assignments are very fluid for our projects depending on resource availability in the moment - it is very common for things to be assigned, and then reassigned to another person during the course of the project. When this happens, the assignment stays on the original assignee's My Work page. They can manually check each task to see if it's still assigned to them, but that's a bit cumbersome - it would certainly make more sense if the My Work page only contained tasks they're actually supposed to be working on. Our regular users use dashboards, so they're taken care of, but our collaborators are pretty much out of luck for using this as a reliable list of their assigned tasks. It would be much more usable if tasks no longer appeared on the My Work page once they were unassigned from that user.
Hi Nicole :) Happy to hear from you. I work with a Collaborator within our own Wrike account so really empathize with what you're talking about. Collaborators don't have access to Dashboards, but they can see Reports that are shared with them and I think that might be a good workaround. You can create a Report which shows tasks broken down by assignee, so that people can see just the things they are working on.
There are two ways to go about this: 1) Create a Report for each Collaborator in your account. 2) Create one Report and group tasks by assignee. The former means you need to create more Reports, the latter means that everyone is able to see the tasks others are working on. Which option to choose depends on how often you're adding new Collaborators and how much you want to share.
Please let me know if you have any questions about creating a Report! For having only tasks assigned to you appear in my work, could you +1 Andrew's request?
I have the same issue: we move from Asana because we can have, with wrike a "my work" view where we can have ALL the things we need to do, in different environments... but now it's a complete mess!
Our way is simple: you first put all things to do in the software, and you add dates when you have a clear due date or when you have green light to start working that task. However, in "MyWork" we have, in the today section, ALL task with due dates for today mixed with the "no due date" tasks (the ones we are NOT working so far...!)... it's a complet mess!
I'd like to have 4 things:
1) The ability to separate the "no date tasks" apart (a different separator, a different secition, an "on/off switch" for them,, or a filter in mywork, for example, something that took them out of sight);
2) The ability of ordering them as I wich in MyWork, by drag and drop, to plan and order the tasks for the day sequencially;
3) The ability of orderinf them by importance.
4) In alternative to 3), the same filter options as in the task list on projects/folders it's also an option!
I'll be an happy man with this!!! Thank you!
Have the ability to sort tasks by due date in "my work" would be very helpful. I tend to organize my work by using "my work" over "dashboard" so I am able to get a overall view of all tasks. As I am not able to search in multiple folders or projects on a dashboard, I can't organize all tasks in 1 widget.
Manually organizing my tasks in "my work" means that I need to consistently check all sections to make sure that any task that has been put in "later" hasn't been lost at the bottom of the list. While this allows me to always have a handle on all my tasks, it does leave a lot of room for error.
I have tried out the Wrike Labs update, and found some of the new aspects of it helpful. However, still unable to organize by date which is something that was missing from it.
I have the same problems.
Last week I enabled the My Work Update in Wrike Labs: https://www.wrike.com/labs/. It's a fantastic improvement that has helped me manage my day-to-day activities better. I can see everything assigned to me ("Incoming") and either choose to work on it "Today" or backlog it ("Later"). It's simple, effective, and exactly what I feel Wrike was missing until now.
My Work could be further improved with sorting. I'd love to be able to sort Today and Later by Importance, Date, and Priority. (Currently, I can only reorder tasks manually, which is what Wrike calls organizing by "Priority".) Sorting would help me make sure I'm always working on the most important and urgent tasks. Right now I have to scan through all of my tasks everyday to make sure I haven't missed anything—which is time that could be saved with some sorting functionality.
I agree, would be nice to see a filitering option in My Work view. Added a vote and comment to Andrew's feature request. 😀
We are now in 2019 and it seems like this is still an open issue? Basic project/program management 101: Have the ability to display the Gantt chart and workspace tasks in chronological date order. Is this possible yet?
I agree - it's hard to manually move the tasks when you're staring at over 50+ tasks.
We love the ability to move tasks based on our personal workflow, but it would be nice to filter as well. Or at the very least move them in groups by utilizing the shift button for instance.
Hi -- I'd also like to echo the issues on this thread. I am finding it tremendously confusing to go to the "My Work" tab and not see chronologically what is due next. Some projects/tasks that I have in this list are not showing up in my Dashboard. Is there somewhere else in Wrike I can go to easily and simply see a list of all of my assignments in chronological order?
I can't believe people have been complaining about this since 2017 and still not fix! I just moved several of my employees over to collaborators instead of users. They were used to a dashboard view but it is totally not needed because they have a my work view BUT they can't sort by the due date! Jobs are added a random times and that has nothing to do with the date that tasks are actually due! Can't we just have the option to sort our work however we want?
I've been a user since 2015 and when I used the mobile app I hated it because my work never made any sense. Now I realize it all has to do with my work not being able to be sorted correctly. MOST people in my company have to write their own list of to dos because the my work is not readable and if they don't know how to make a dashboard they just give up. For the past 3 years NO ONE has been marking off their tasks and I'm working hard as a manger to remedy this. Now after using my work as a collaborator for just 1 day I realize WHY WRIKE HAS basically been unusable for my employees.
Please fix and give us options.
Similar to what Rebecca said above, Wrike is useful for project management, but almost unusable as a task management tool (for To Dos). The "New" My Work was a serious move in the right direction, but sadly I've learned you guys have decided to not further develop it.
I do have the same issue (as you can see my comment from July 2017). But there is a solution:
Just build your own dashboard with all the task which are assigned to you and you will love it!