Multiple owners for action items would be very beneficial.
Requested by Rene Jeddore
We've heard this one before, and there are a couple of ways to interpret it. The version we've discussed supporting would make it possible to enter multiple owners for an action item, with the expectation that each of these people needs to complete that action independently. That way, note takers can write the task down once and then have copies automatically created for each person who needs to do it.
An example of the use case we're intending to support would be something like this:
Task: Submit your nominations for employee of the month.
Owner: John, Tony, Shari, Sumai, Lisa (All team leads)
The expectation would be that each of those people needs to submit their nominations, and mark their copy of the action item complete.
The other possible interpretation of this request works like this:
Task: Decide where we'll have our next Board meeting.
Owner: Shari and Bill
In that example, the task only needs to be done once and either Shari or Bill could mark the action item complete.
We are not planning to support this later version, but I can suggest some alternate ways to get that result if that's what's desired here.
In which case the fact that you are planning on supporting this is great!
I would like to be able to add a number of team members to an action which is the same for all but needs to be completed independently by each person for their department. how can I do this without duplicating the action 6 times and adding a unique owner to each action
Right now, the only way to do this is to literally make 6 items. I think it's pretty clear that this would be a popular feature for us to tackle soon!
We met today to discuss development priorities and bumped this request up on the list. There are a few requests in the queue before this one (like rolling up motions so they're easier to review) but this is now officially planned. I would guess this means we'll get to it within the next 6 weeks, but it's too soon to have a firm date.
We'll update this topic when we begin work on this feature and give you a more confident timeline.
Hi Elise Thank you. This is very positive news. Its also good to see that a company is prepared to listen to its userbase and plan accordingly. Regards Ger