Work with external partners
What’s it handy for?
Bringing outsiders into your Slack team in a shared channel can make projects move much more quickly than phone calls and emails.
A shared channel works just like a normal Slack channel, only now connecting two organizations. This means a team from Company A is communicating in the same Slack channel as their partners at Company B.
Working with outside partners in shared channels is great for:
- Creating a common area between two unique workspaces, so both teams can find everything they need in one place.
- Simplifying communication, streamlining conversations, and gaining efficiency.
- Making information and context easier to find across workspaces.
Before you get started
If you’re using shared channels, create a channel in your workspace and have Slack administrators from both teams link them together.
How to work with external partners
- Work with your admin to invite your partners from the external organization to your new shared channel
- Conduct all project discussions in the shared channel
- Use the shared channel to upload files necessary for review
- Approve work in progress, have conversations when necessary, and collaborate together seamlessly
- Invite additional folks to the shared channel when needed during the life of a project