It would be great if Teams and Projects had a page with summary of all activity in that team/project – on every level down the hierarchy.
Such an activity feed on several levels of the hierarchy would serve two purposes:
- It would make it easier for people to get a quick idea of the history of the team/project
- It would make it easier to find back to files, comments, discussions, etc. when you don’t remember whether they were added to the team conversation, project conversation or task comments.
Such a feed could possibly take a significant load off the inbox, and could contain just the headlines, in dated, chronological order.
- Who did which tasks, when. E.g. Dec. 1: Jane completed seven tasks.
- Which conversations happened. E.g. Nov. 30: Jane, John and Peter commented on the task “Write sales page copy”
• What happens in the project and/or team conversations. E.g. _Nov. 28: Kate added budget.xls to project _
The level of detail in the feed would depend on where you are seeing the activity feed. If you are just getting an overview of your entire account, you have very low resolution; at the team level there is more detail; at the project level even more.
E.g.: At the team level you’ll see Dec. 1: Jane completed seven tasks., but at the project level you might see a list of all the completed tasks.
And, of course, you can always click any item to expand, and see all the details, like in the current inbox.