Slack is a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go.
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This platform is a favourite of mine, another of my “can’t live without” tools and one that I use on a daily basis. It has been particularly useful working with my sister Karen Willis (based in Bali) on our WFA Conference 2016 project, with us more or less starting from scratch on this project, it meant that we were discussing and thinking up new ideas daily, much of this discussion would be by instant message on FB or Skype, hence what we discussed last week would be lost way back in the threads.
Then came Slack, OMG what a life saver, with Slack you can divide your discussion into Channels according to topic, this we found not only made it easy to find discussion points but it also served to keep us on point and organised, it makes you actually think about your IM discussion and keep it on topic.
The good news is that you can use it for FREE or you can upgrade, the free level may very well be all you need as they haven’t held back, there are currently 3 levels:
FREE – possibly all you need
Standard – currently from $6.67 per user/month
Plus – currently from $12.50 per user/month
This is one of the most usefuls tools out there and I would highly recommend you sign up right now, it will change your life……
How WP Curve use Slack in their organisation
My friends at WP Curve are always good for sharing how they use online tools to streamline their organisation, follow the link for the full article.
For us, Slack means less email, better, faster communication, less distractions and the ability to scale a world wide remote team. Do all of your team members really need email accounts?
There’s a different feel to a Slack conversation compared to email. Emails seem to encourage long, detailed messages with all the formalities included. Slack conversations have more of a “chat room” style, where concise messages are encouraged.
A key feature in Slack is channels. They function like separate chat rooms tailored to a specific branch of your business. You customer support team does not need to see conversations from the development team. This is especially important as your business grows and your channels start to see more traffic.
Channels also help create a more collaborative environment. Team members can discuss issues and ideas in a public and transparent environment.
We want to hear from you…
Do you use Slack?
How do you use it?
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Andy spends his time away from the computer cycling or hiking up mountains or catching a wave on his SUP.