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Introducing Folders to Enhance Workspace Organization

Written by 
Thomas Shields
September 28, 2021

There’s a new organizational tool in your MURAL workspace: folders. Create folders in any open or private room for better organization and quicker navigation back to that brainstorm for your big quarterly project you were working on yesterday.

This was a top request in the MURAL Community, where we’re always listening for feedback and new ideas. Special shout out to Nico for sharing a clearly-defined problem statement: “In a perfect world my team and I are always able to easily access any artifact or working document we need immediately.” We want that world for you, Nico! 

Use folders as a file system within your team rooms or project rooms. The folders and sub-folders will have the same access and permissions as the room — so all folders in a private room will be limited to collaborators with room access. Learn more about folder permissions and access in the support document

Best practices for staying organized with MURAL

I asked some of my colleagues how they keep organized across internal projects, member projects, and even personal projects (yes, we have several MURAListas currently doing interior design and wedding seating charts on murals). Here were the tips:

  1. For cross-functional projects and documentation that people across your organization will find helpful, use open rooms with clearly named folders. For example, Joeana leads a bi-weekly Product Marketing University meeting with 200+ attendees. She uses an open room so everyone at the company can access the murals for reference, and she also organizes them by quarter in folders.
  2. To make murals that are part of active projects easier to find, simply create folders for past projects and organize them by quarter or topic. Now, your most relevant murals are available at the top of your room. 
  3. Organize each of your team’s recurring meetings into a folder — for example, create a folder for retros, backlog planning, OKR planning, and (of course) warmups. Duplicating these murals or referencing past meeting notes is a breeze. 

Generally, we see members using folders to organize murals in a room by project, timeframe, or mural use case (such as brainstorms, project plans, design sprints, Agile ceremonies, etc.).

In the near future, we’ll be adding more ways to make murals and templates easier for you to discover, find, and share. 

Folders are available on all paid MURAL plans

All members with paid workspaces now have access to folders. If you’re collaborating in a free workspace, you’ll want to upgrade to access organizational and security features like private rooms and folders.

👉  Learn more about folders and how they work in our folders support document

About the author

About the authors

Thomas Shields

Sr. Product Marketing Manager @ MURAL. Aspiring imagination worker. Purveyor of dad jokes. Lives in Atlanta with his wife, daughter, dog, and cat.