In an age of digital technology and constant connectivity, it has become increasingly important to stay well connected to you your team. Communication is a key component to the success of any project, regardless of size. Slack is an ideal communications platform, designed to help you manage your various teams though streamlined workspaces. The software allows you to create as many workspaces as you need, as well as invite team members to any of the channels that you’ve created in your workspace.
Channels are a great way to ensure that the right people have eyes on the right topics. Within your workspace, you can create specific channels to help keep the focus on the point. A channel can be whatever you want it to be. It could be placed to brainstorm new ideas or a hyper-focused conversation about an aspect of a project.
The Communications software gives you the tools you need to manage your various channels on their platform. You can define your channels as either Public, Private or Shared (beta).
Public Channels are an ideal place to organize your team at a high level. You can quickly create several topics/groups, which are visible to all members in your workspace. All messages are archived and are searchable for easy referencing down the road.
Private Channels are by invite only, perfect for those topics that are not exactly something you want to share with the entire team. Messages in your Private Channels will be archived as well, but only searchable by members of that specific channel
Shared Channels are a great way to open up communications and collaborate with people and companies outside of your team. Similar to the private channel, a shared channel is only open to other users that you invite. This is an extremely useful function when you have a project that involves external teams
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