Automatically follow tasks assigned to a Team member


I have direct reports and I’d like to follow all of their tasks so that I get a notification when they have completed a task so I can check their work.

Currently I’d have to manually follow each of their tasks every-time they create a task, or someone else creates a task for them. Or instruct everyone to add specific managers as followers each time they create a task but they would have to know who is the persons manager and their name and add them.

The workaround we are doing is creating a project for each team-member named after the team member and then we are following the project. Example project named Jane Doe, then any task that Jane Doe creates or is created for her, they are instructed to assign it to Jane Doe and also put it in the project Jane Doe. This is obviously not ideal.


This doesn’t exactly solve your issue, but have you experimented with using the Advanced Search feature to find & save a list of all tasks assigned to Jane Doe?

While you won’t get notifications when things are completed, it’s an easy way to see all of his / her tasks in 1 place without needing to create a new project and manually move everything there.