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Crib's Tips - Using Slack for Team Communication

Like many within the industry, we did not expect 2020 to start this way. It is important that even with everything going on in the world at the moment, that we all stick together and continue to support each other.

Here at Crib we love to help – it is just one of the things we have always loved to do. One of the many ways we do this is by sharing our knowledge, advice and recommendations. They may not always be exactly what you are looking for, but any opportunity we get to share any tips and tricks that we think could benefit you or someone you know in any way – we will jump at it!

Today we want to share with you a program that we are absolutely loving at the moment. It is one of our current favourites and has made our life in the office much easier, so we thought we would share this with you. This program is called “Slack” – which is basically an “alternative to email”. It is a communication program which is best utilized in teams. Before slack we were using communication tools like email, and even text as a main form of communication within the team.

However as Crib has grown, we’ve found that our team communications were becoming more and more cluttered and hard to keep track of in our inboxes and phones It doesn’t take long for it to become overwhelming to keep track of email threads a mile long, and even worse when you’re trying to keep in touch with people over multiple channels. Our bookings team are always in contact with our contractors out on the road and there are a number of different teams and departments within the office who all need to communicate. “Slack” as a communication tool has made the communication process with a number of team members much more manageable. The best thing about Slack is that all communications happen in one place and can be segmented by creating different Channels for various topics.

You can assign your users to as many (or as few) channels as you need in order to keep topics visible to the team members involved. We have found this so much easier to not only communicate with the team and different departments regarding different topics, but so everyone is on the same page and we all know what’s going on. It is accessible via your computer/desktop but is also available as an app on your phone which is great for when you’re out on the road. So if you are looking for a better way to communicate within your team – We would highly recommend “Slack” – it’s a game-changer!

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