In this lesson, we go over record ownership and queues.
Every record must be owned by a single user or a queue. The owner has access to the record, based on the Object Settings for the owner’s profile. For example, if the owner’s profile has Createand Read permission on an object, but not Editor Delete permission, the owner can create a record for the object and see the new record. However, the owner won't be able to edit or delete the record. Users higher in a hierarchy (role or territory) inherit the same data access as their subordinates for standard objects. Managers gain as much access as their subordinates. If the subordinate has read-only access, so will the manager. This access applies to records owned by users, as well as records shared with them.
Queues help you prioritize, distribute, and assign records to teams who share workloads. Queue members and users higher in a role hierarchy can access queues from list views and take ownership of records in a queue.