Slack is filled with shortcuts and keyboard commands. With the ability to create your own keyboard commands, the possibilities grow even larger. At a certain point I realized I wasn’t going to remember every single keyboard shortcut on the platform, I have boiled them down to the five I actually use on a daily basis
Slack was designed to make communication more efficient and productive. However, when your team starts creating too many channels, it can do the complete opposite. Too much noise and too many conversations to keep track of fosters an atmosphere that slows down your company productivity.
Since there is no one-size-fits-all naming convention, Slack makes it easy to create a set of rules that will be shown to all new users letting them know your company’s policy when it comes to username.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many Slack messages is a single audio call worth? I find that things tend to get done a lot quicker when you can have a real conversation with someone rather than a stream of messages. There is a clarity that just isn’t there in text.
You are probably already familiar with the Slackbot. It is the mysterious automated member of your Slack team that will tell you things like when a message is undeliverable or a new member is added to your team. But did you know that you can program the Slackbot to respond to any command you want?
I have no desire to switch into another system to share these files when I am already doing all of my workplace communication with Slack. The Google Drive Integration for Slack has made it so I can seamlessly use both products together.
Slack has a reputation for replacing emails or at least replacing many aspects of internal emails when implemented at an organization. It is important to keep in mind, that although Slack behaves differently than email, you still need to keep it secure in the same way you secure your domain email accounts.
Maybe you are in charge of security and want to be notified anytime someone uses the word “password” or if you are in HR and want to be notified when certain inappropriate language is used. Rather than spend your day scanning every Slack message to find these mentions, just set up a notifier!
If Slack is going to become an integral part of your office communication, then just like email, security is paramount. In a multidevice world, signing out of Slack only on …
Unlike sending emails, you can actually correct mistakes in Slack messages after you send them. Whether it is an embarrassing typo or you forgot to include a link, fixing the error is easy.