Managing multiple approvals on a daily basis can be a daunting task for teams, especially when the status needs to be monitored through different communication tools. While it is manageable when approving a single round of approval, it can become overwhelming when dealing with multiple approvals. With approvals, you can easily monitor all the items that have been sent for approval directly from your monday.com board.
In this guide, we will show you how to add approval columns to your main monday.com board.
Add approval columns
To add approval columns, navigate to the approval settings icon (A) within any item.
The approval settings will open, we recommend you create new columns for the approval status and the approvers column (B) within the settings list.
Once you have selected ‘create new column’ the approval status and approver columns will be added to your main monday.com board (C).
Customize the approval columns
Rename the column title
Once the approval columns have been added, you can go ahead and rename the title of the columns.
Start by clicking on the column title and rename the text to ‘approval status’ and ‘approvers’ (D).
Rename the status labels
Now that you have renamed the column titles, the next step is to customize the status labels as this will align with the approvals workflow.
The first step will be to click on any one of the grey statuses on the approval status column. This will open the list of the default labels. Guide to the pen icon (E), to rename the labels.
The display window will open, where you can start to rename the status label text. We recommend renaming the labels to ‘in review', ‘pending review', ‘approved',and ‘rejected.' Once done, click apply (F) to update the labels.
Monitor approval progress
Now that your approval columns (G) have been added and the status labels have been renamed. You can now easily monitor all approvals that have been added to any item straight from your main board.
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