Tags: Limit permissions like custom fields?

My team is increasing our use of both tags and custom fields. We’ve noticed that tags created by team members can get our of hand and are often not useful for the group or even confusing.

Our Asana implementation team would love to see permissions added to tags similar to the permissions for custom fields. It would be great for us to have a defined list of tags for the group to use.

Anyone else running into this issue or developed a solution?

If your main concern is having a defined set of tags, perhaps a drop down custom field would be a better solution.

If you still want to use tags and are worried about users creating multiple tags with a similar intent, the best way to mitigate is to have a policy around tag use and creation.
A possible policy would be to have a place to document tags. For example a Project named Tags with a Task for each tag including a description for each tag. Require all users to updated the tag document when they create a new tag. Asana does notify a user when they are creating a new tag.

If you want to know and keep track of the tags that already exist in your organization, @Bastien_Siebman has created a great tool for this.

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