Host a brainstorm
What’s it handy for?
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.
Use a brainstorming meeting in Slack to:
- Get many teams from around your organization to participate
- Avoid needing a physical space big enough for everyone
- Solicit ideas over a longer period than in a single meeting
How to host a brainstorm in Slack
- Decide on a specific channel to conduct your brainstorming meeting
- Send calendar invites and remind invitees what #channel the meeting will take place in so everyone can prepare
- 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 with a ➕
- At the specified meeting’s end, post another message to let people know their time is up
- Copy and paste the best ideas from the channel for future work or meetings