Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! How do you all structure Group permissions in Guru? Let’s see some examples so folks who are feeling stuck can get some inspiration!
Here is a strong example of granting permission to a specific department’s Collection:
This is a great permission structure because:
The Collection Owner group is the department to whom the Collection belongs (Account Management)
Other groups who may have valuable information to share with Account Management, like Customer Experience and the Sales team, have been given Author access
‘All Members’ has been given Read-Only access so the whole org (including any Light Users) can see this department’s work.
Here is another example that utilizes small “expert groups” for a more restrictive authorship structure:
Using expert groups that consist of a small # of subject matter experts can be useful for permissioning a Collection when:
You only want SMEs to be able to document content, create Card Templates, and permission out Boards.
You want to make it simple for end users to @ mention SMEs in Card Comments or Ask an Expert
You want to allow other departments to document relevant knowledge in your department’s Collection without opening the door to that entire other department
You want to distribute verification responsibilities to ensure no single person is responsible for maintaining more Cards than they’re able to
Lastly, here’s a good use of Board Permissions by a Security team with global offices:
The Boards with people icons in front of the folder icon means the Board has been shared with a specific Group.
Taking a closer look at the “Japan Security Policies” Board we can see this Collection is restricted to only the “Legal and Security” Group and this Board has been permissioned out to just the “Japan Team” Group.
Board Permissioning will be useful for when you want to:
Grant access to a specific Board to specific Groups without giving that Group access to the entire Collection
Restrict Boards to specific departments
Restrict Boards to specific global teams
How is your team using Board permissions?
If you’re getting started with Board permissions, here are some great resources to check out: