Managing a team

Team members

Teams are subsets of people in your Organization that collaborate on projects with each other. Each Team has its own members and projectsprojects Projects are lists of tasks. Read more .

List of team members:

See the full list of members within a team from the Members tab of its Team SettingsTeam Settings team settings are adjustments that only affect a team, not an entire Organization. Read more .

As a team member, you can:

  • Access all public projects in your team
  • Adjust the team’s permission setting
  • Invite members to your team
  • Remove members from your team
  • Rename your Team
  • See all team ConversationsConversations Conversations are how users communicate in Asana. Start a conversation on any project or team page. Read more
  • Access the Team Calendar

Approve requests to join the team

When somebody requests to join a team, the request must be approved in order for the person to become a member.

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Approve pending membership requests

  1. Hover over the team name in the sidebarsidebar Use the sidebar to navigate to the dashboard, starred items, projects, and teams. The sidebar can be collapsed. Read more and click the gear icon
  2. Select Approve Pending Members

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From the member requests page, you can select Approve next to any person’s name.

There is no option to deny a request. If you don’t want to approve a person’s request to join your team, simply ignore it.

Public teams do not require approvals.

Membership request notifications

By default, all current team members will receive an email notification for requests to join the team and any member can click through to approve, but you can limit these email notifications to a specific set of members.

All team members can still approve requests to join the team even if you limit who receives these notifications.

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Limit membership request notifications

  1. Access the Team SettingsTeam Settings team settings are adjustments that only affect a team, not an entire Organization. Read more
  2. Navigate to the Advanced tab
  3. Click the Only select members are notified to approve new members radial button
  4. Enter the member’s name(s) you want to be notified for new membership requests

Membership request notification settings are only available to teams that are set to Membership by Request.

Invite someone to a team

Invite someone to a team in your Organization to give them access to the team’s projects.

invite to team

You can invite someone to your team by:

  1. Clicking the + icon under the team’s name in the sidebarsidebar Use the sidebar to navigate to the dashboard, starred items, projects, and teams. The sidebar can be collapsed. Read more
  2. Clicking the Quick Add button and selecting Invite from the drop down menu
  3. Clicking the + icon in the team page’s headerheader The header is part of the user interface between the top bar and the main pane and lets users navigate projects. Read more

From there, enter the person’s name or email address to invite them into the team.

Learn more about inviting teammates with How to Asana

Remove someone from a team

Remove someone from your team if you no longer want them to access the team’s projects and Team ConversationsTeam Conversations You can start a team Conversation to make an announcement, discuss multiple projects, or share team-related information. Read more .

Learn how to remove someone from your Organization entirely in this article.  

remove from team

To remove someone from a team:

  1. Access the Team SettingsTeam Settings team settings are adjustments that only affect a team, not an entire Organization. Read more
  2. Navigate to the Members tab
  3. Hover over the person’s name and select the Remove button that appears
  4. Select Remove Access (or Cancel Invite)

This process can also be used to cancel any pending invitations into the team.

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