Shifts - Let non owner manage shifts
Only team members with owner role are able to manage shifts.
Would be helpfull to define shifts manager seperate from their team role.
Shifts are also assigned by supervisors, which are only team member and assigning owner role is not desired.
How is this still not a function migrated from Staffhub? We used Staffhub to track when team members take PTO. Now we have to make all of them Team Owners to somewhat replicate this function, and there is an unneeded approval associated with creating the request. That is a poor implementation of a product you retired.
So we actually have a Team established in “Teams” but I’m actually considering setting up a dummy team and making all the users owners just so each person can update their shift.
Another vote for team members managing their own shifts, as well as assigning supervisors to groups that aren't the "Team" owner.
Agreed - we definitely need out staff to be able to edit their own shifts!
this would be quite helpful as allowing our developers to adjust their own time sheet would save our administrator lots of data entry.
Another vote to allow non-owners ad/modify their shifts! We would like to use Shifts within our IT department to schedule what days members of our team are in the office or working from home, and we don't need a manager to approve. If this works for us, we will be able to use it throughout our entire company.
Make approval by manager optional.
Like others do.
M Haasnoot commented
Because of Corona we're trying to find a solution to reserve workplaces at the office so we won't show up all at once. We're trying to use Shifts but we really don’t want a manager to coordinate this. To make it work we made everybody owner but it's kind of fragile if people don't know how to use shifts. If experienced users can make the schedule and others can assign themselves without authorization, it would be a perfect tool for this problem.
I'm honestly amazed that this is not a feature. How does it make sense to make everyone that has to edit their shift an owner of the team? We have a small team of 20 people and want to have it so that everyone can edit their own shift. So that would mean we have to make the entire team an owner.
I completely agree! Shifts should have the ability to let the user choose their approver before submitting their request - even if this is not the owner. So we can nominate who approvers are.
We are also trying to use Shifts as a holiday planning tool, but the limitations to the Member role is preventing us from doing this. We have managed to overcome this, by appointing all members of our Team channel to Owners. This is not elegant, but it is an effective workaround.
Again, I must support the notion, that the inability for members to manage their own shifts, are really not in line with a modern workplace.
Agreeing with many of those here. This feature is useless without this option. Very frustrating and has put me in a precarious situation.
I can only join all the Complaints about the serious dysfunctionality of MS Teams due to the lack of employees empowerment in MS Teams Shift-Module.
This says it all!
"We need to have a possibility for the team members to change shifts with each other, without any manager approving. As it is now this is much more work for the manager than it should be, they have enough to do anyway."
George Katsouris commented
I am trying to use Shifts as a vacation calendar but I do not want to have people to submit their requests as they are using the HR application for approvals and such. I just need to give visibility to the team when a member is out on holiday. Unfortunately today there is no way to do that without the approval via Shifts
Is there any update on this? This would be the perfect tool to allow employees to sign up for work slots, especially when an upper limit for on-site employees is very important, as it currently is during the pandemic. Not allowing employees to sign up for shifts themselves is the single thing stopping us from using Shifts as an integrated part of teams. Why not just add a toggle option for the manager: "allow non-managers to sign up for shifts" ?
Making all employees Team admins is obviously not the appropriate solution.
Any news about when Shifts - Let non owner manage shifts ?
James Harper commented
Another vote for people being able to edit their own shifts if this has been allowed by the manager.
Shifts needs to have a function where people can amend their own schedules, especially as managers are empowering their teams. Shifts or Planner are not fit for majority of today's work place practices.
Shifts is useless to me if non owners cannot edit a shift. So that said, now that I have it, how do I delete it?? I see documentation that says to go to Teams Admin page..... don't see that either.
Can we just change the membership
setting to owner for the time being until we get an edit fix on this?