Want to see what work looks like when teams shift conversations and files into ? Watch the video to find out, then use our guide to move your next project into a dedicated channel and learn how to keep your team’s information organized in one central spot.
Step 1: Create a channel and add key info
Every project should have a dedicated channel in Slack. Let’s say you’re working on a project that involves a number of people inside the organization. You’d start by using the
Before you invite the rest of your team, you’ll want to equip the channel with key information.
- Post a welcome message to the channel. Describe the goals of the project and include a rough timeline of how long you expect it to take.
- like project briefs or design guidelines, to help everyone see the scope of the work ahead.
- at the top to reflect the current status of the project. For example, “Gearing up for our kickoff meeting on January 28th”.
Step 2: Add teammates and set expectations
Now that your channel is properly outfitted with important information, it’s time to . When the whole team is brought into the project channel, everything is in one convenient place, rather than locked away in the inboxes of a select few.
You’ll want to ask everyone working on the project to stick to Slack for communication. The example below calls out a few items that can move from email to your new project channel instead.
Step 3: Coordinate and execute tasks
Once your team is set up in the new channel, here are some ways you can use it to keep your project organized and moving forward.
- Use the @ symbol to if you have a question or need something approved.
- Gather votes using to get the team’s input before making a decision.
- Use to schedule regular check-ins for the team to share what they’re working on.
When project work happens in Slack, teams can work together more transparently: everyone in a project channel sees the same messages and information, helping people stay on the same page.
And projects are just one way to work in channels — they can also be dedicated homes for other team communication, social topics, or even .
To learn more about getting started and using Slack, or for more tips and tools, visit the .