thanks a lot for your inisghts! I fully understood your use case.
First we have to conceptually think about the best possible solution for your requirement, the problem here is that the sections in Focus are a user centric feature. This is actually meant to allow each user to organize their open to-dos from all apps themselves in one place according to their way of working. That’s why you only see your own sections and it’s not currently part of the automations.
A possible solution could be to push another category field from an app into the focus and then set the sorting according to this field instead of the own sections. This would also give you the possibility to use the automations, but you would be limited to records because there are currently no tags for subtasks.
I’ll get back to you by the end of the week to work out a solution and evaluate it from the development side.
I’m glad I was able to illustrate my use case for you. Brainstorming with you in regards to using a category field -what if the title of the checklist was used? Then the checklist item could be named “department 1 tasks” or the like. That would satisfy my needs, I think.
If I understand you correctly, I cannot assign tasks to my team using automation? That might be a big pain point for us.
Maybe we can hop on a screenshare so I can better explain our setup. I’m sure there is a creative way to accomplish what we need. And if not, we will figure out a work around and adapt.
This sounds like a very good solution, we would then probably need an alphabetical sorting option in the focus to order the tasks by the departments.
Don’t worry, you can assign subtasks and tasks to your team with the automations - we use that all the time in the Tape team as well. The only limitation is that the assignment within the different focus sections is not part of the automations, as these are private for each user.
Great idea, let’s find a slot the next days to look at the problem together. I will send you directly my calendly link.