Run an executive question and answer (AMA) session

What’s it handy for?

Build a space for employees to ask questions freely of executive staff, who can read the channel and answer questions as they come in.

An executive AMA is a great way to:

  • Hold office hours
  • Appear in regular live Q&A sessions
  • Create an open-door policy
  • Remain accessible to employees, even in larger companies

How to run an executive AMA in Slack:

  1. Create a new channel called #exec-ama.
    slack channel description of executive ama channel
  2. Announce it in channels with your largest membership and encourage everyone to join.
    slack post about executive ask me anything channel
  3. Post a policy document to help guide employees in formatting their questions, and pin it to the channel.
    slack post asking for questions for executive ask me anything meeting
  4. Set a helpful tone with timely and thoughtful answers from your executives.
    slack message asking executives a question about official holidays
  5. Bring a bit more clarity and transparency to your entire team.

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