@Craig_Fifer 's post only helps desktop users. My team is predominately on mobile.
** Every list should have a Default Assignee setting. **
This ensures that items added to lists are never missed.
The scenario where “most of the tasks for a list are for the same person” is common.
Mobile users don’t want to be fumbling around with extra steps on their cellphones!
The My Tasks would no longer be ‘useless’ (as quoted from messages above), since forgetting to assign someone to a task would still result in one person having accountability on their My Tasks.
This would not impact existing users since the Default Assignee setting would initially be blank.
As a bonus feature (from reading the messages above), allow the Default Assignee to be set to ‘Task Creator’, so whoever enters the task is set as the assignee.
Note that I’m evaluating Asana for my team and I came upon this issue immediately, which led me right to this thread. I had to create a login to post this reply, which I don’t normally do but this is important enough and I had some time - for every upvote there are probably a 100 or more that didn’t bother logging in to vote, so there are thousands of people that want this feature. You’re running a project management tool - accountability should be your number one priority! Having tasks lost in the ether is not ok. (And I get that the tasks are not completely lost, but when managing many lists with many tasks it’s likely that unassigned tasks will be overlooked.)
So in summary I’m requesting that you add the following items to your Development Task List and manually assign them to someone :
- Add an ‘option’ to the List object called ‘Default Assignee’.
- Allow the values of this option to be [blank], a person, or ‘Task Creator’
- Whenever a task is created, check the ‘Default Assignee’ and if it is set, set that value (or the task creator) as the assignee.
This really does not seam that hard and both the demand and justification are supported by all of the comments in this thread.