Have a hard time getting your staff to visit their dashboard? Us too. So awhile back with the help of some people in the Rock community we created a Bell Icon where a red dot appears when you have an open workflow task that needs action/is assigned to you. Here's how to build it.

1) On your home page add the My Workflows Lava block to the Header section for the whole site. 

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2) For the Block settings select the 'Role' as 'Assigned To'

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3) In the contents section add this little hunk of code. (Note: I am good at making things work, not making them pretty, so if anyone has some styling tips on this little feature let me know and I will update this recipe.)

<ul class="nav navbar-nav loginstatus">    
    <li class="dropdown" ID="liDropdown" runat="server">
        <a class="dropdown-toggle navbar-link" href="#" data-toggle="dropdown">
           {% if Actions.size > 0 %} 
            <div class="badge" style="position:relative; background:none;">
                    <i class="fa fa-bell fa-lg" style="background:none;"></I>
                    <i class="fa fa-circle alert-danger fa-pulse" style="cursor:default;position:absolute;size:20%;left:0%;bottom:0px; background:none;"></I>
           <i class="fa fa-bell fa-2x" style="background:none;"></I>
            <asp:PlaceHolder ID="phHello" runat="server"><asp:Literal ID="lHello" runat="server" /></asp:PlaceHolder>
            <b class="fa fa-caret-down"></b>
        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
          {% if Actions.size > 0 %}
    <table class="table sortable">
          <th> Type</th>
        {% for action in Actions %}
          <td data-dateformat="M/D/YY">{{ action.Activity.Workflow.CreatedDateTime | Date:'M/d/yy' }}</td>
            <a href='/MyDashboard{% if Role == '0' %}WorkflowEntry/{{ action.Activity.Workflow.WorkflowTypeId }}{% else %}Workflow{% endif %}/{{ action.Activity.Workflow.Id }}'>{{ action.Activity.Workflow.Name }}{% if role == '0' %} ({{ action.Activity.ActivityType.Name }}){% endif %}</a>
            {% if action.Activity.Workflow.Status != 'Active' %}
            <span class='label label-info'>{{ action.Activity.Workflow.Status }}</span>
            {% endif %}
          <td><i class='fa-fw {{ action.Activity.Workflow.WorkflowType.IconCssClass }}'></i></td>
        {% endfor %}
    {% else %}
    <div class="panel-body">
      <div class='alert alert-info'>There are no open tasks assigned to you.</div>
    {% endif %}
    <li ID="liLogin" runat="server" Visible="false"><asp:LinkButton ID="lbLogin" runat="server" OnClick="lbLoginLogout_Click" CausesValidation="false" Text="Login"></asp:LinkButton></li>
<asp:HiddenField ID="hfActionType" runat="server" />

And you are all set!