Getting folks together to brainstorm new ideas is a great reason for a meeting. But sometimes, people aren’t in the same room. Or they’re afraid to speak up and share their ideas. Plus, when you’re done with any in-Slack virtual meeting, you’ll have a transcript of the meeting already in your channel.
How to host a brainstorm in Slack
- Decide on a specific channel and time to conduct your brainstorming meeting
- At the agreed upon time, write a message that kicks off the meeting and gives everyone a prompt to get started
- Everyone can post their ideas as new messages, others can join in and riff on the best ideas while others can help refine and focus ideas
- Have team members upvote the best ideas using emoji reactions, like this one ➕
- At the specified meeting’s end, post another message to let people know their time is up