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Managerial Overwatch and Contacts Integration


As I mentioned in another post, I work for an international company that I would love to roll this out in. There are just a few issues that are keeping executives to fully buying into this as a solution. The first I mentioned in my earlier post "Share Nested Projects."

These two issues are related, and possibly the most important to my company. Managers are going to be very adament about being able to have some sort of overwatch in place to where they can monitor the tasks of employees under them. For example: My manager would need access to view all the tasks assigned to me and the other 15 people under him. I know that this can be accomplished by inviting him to all of the projects, and creating a custom filter to view the tasks of others. A better way to do this would be to have a setting to share all tasks that are shared with me automatically with him.

Then, on the same topic a overarching heirarchy of users would need to be in place. There are some people in our organization that should automatically be privy to all projects withing the organization. This is where a direct link to outlook contacts, and a heirarchy system would be needed. This way the projects and tasks shared could be managed automatically with an administrative system, making sure that people that should be included on a project are not left out, becuase someone did not share a project with them.

Please let me know if there is anything that you can or are already doing to fix these issues. I'd like to know if I should continue pursuing this as a viable option.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 17:46 UTC

Hello Josh,

Unfortunately, that's not something we're working on right now, but as always - we'll consider it in the future. For now, you would indeed need to invite everyone to every project you want them to be in or, alternatively, give access to your account to certain people who could log into it for supervision.

If they should be in literally every project, sharing your login credentials with them would have almost the same effect - they could see and edit everything.

Best regards,

Josh Harris
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 18:19 UTC

That would not solve it from a supervision perspective though. They would need to personally log into every subordinate account which would be a nightmare for prioritization. I think that this absolutely needs to be a feature if you guys intend on seriously entering the coporate space. Otherwise, I'd say your taget market for the premium service is for small businesses?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 18:37 UTC


We will take that into consideration in future updates. Feel free to add this to our votebox. http://todoist.com/Vote/