Maximizing Your Communication with Slack

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Lauren Manecke, Branded Content & Social Media Strategist

Slack is just the opposite of what you may think it is. In fact, Slack stands for Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge. This messaging app for teams can simplify communication with and among coworkers to facilitate project management. Here are our top 4 ways we recommend you use it for your business:

Sharing information

The nice thing about Slack is that you can share the information privately or publicly. Users of the platform have the ability to create private channels where they can have conversations to discuss specific projects or they can leave the channel on public for anyone to join. Documents and tools, such as Dropbox, can be easily shared through these channels as well.

Fosters collaboration

It’s easy to call the attention of members by mentioning them using the “@” symbol and asking them to respond using emojis to ensure they saw the message. Users have the ability to access any emoji by applying it directly to a comment. When someone shares a file in a channel, other members can reply directly to the attachment, which creates instant input or approval.

Ability to Search

Don’t waste time searching through old conversations or digging for a document you knew you saved, but can’t for the life of you remember where! With Slack’s search bar, users are able to type in keywords to find exactly what they are looking for. To make your search even more specific, you can filter your results to find the document through a specific channel, group or relevancy. Talk about saving time that's wasted looking for something!

Accessibility

Slack isn’t just for your computer; it has a mobile app, too! Now, you don’t have to worry about getting caught up if you’re gone from work for a day as you can access Slack anywhere.

As opposed to email, Slack stimulates real-time conversations and makes it easier to exchange ideas and documents immediately. Is your business using Slack? Let us know your thoughts on this communication channel!

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