In every company, there is some kind of communication and collaboration tool in place.
Many years ago, people called it “intranet”: a place where company information could be shared with employees and clients. But the intranet was a place where messages were being sent in one direction. It was a one-sided conversation without means for interaction.
The intranet as we know it has disappeared. Today, many companies are using tools where we can actually collaborate, and improve our internal communication flows.
Slack is a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. Slack has been indispensable in the running of our company.
These are 3 reasons how Slack has improved our teams.
Smart notifications where and when you need them
The push notifications from Slack are really good!!
Each dev is assigned to one or many channels depending on the project they are working on. They will receive instant notifications both on desktop and mobile of any message they need to know about their project whether it’s a private message or an important attachment of the project.
There is no need to send emails to keep up with current projects since all the important things are in the same place.
Fewer emails, better collaboration and faster response times
With Slack, you’ll notice that you’ll be sending fewer emails to your colleagues and that colleagues will respond faster on your messages than in the e-mail.
At ieSoft, we have several channels (these are like chat rooms) where all team members and clients can work together, share docs, discuss projects and progress, etc.
These channels work much better than group e-mails because all information is easier to digest and in one place.
Besides the channels, you can chat one-on-one with colleagues or make calls, which also improves productivity and response time.
With devs outside of the office, this really improves our workflow!
Integrations with other productivity apps
Instead of re-inventing the wheel and adding a bunch of features that already exist in other apps, Slack makes it easy to connect the apps our company is already using.
We can connect cloud storage services such as Dropbox or Google Drive and make it easier to share files. Integrate with Jira to keep everybody up to date on projects status, or plug-in Bitbucket to see new builds been uploaded and created with all users.
We also connect Zendesk to Jira and Slack to keep track of all tickets our support team keeps receiving from clients in order to keep track of bugs and client issues.
Before you go!
If you’re looking for a tool that will improve collaboration and communication, you must try Slack!
Is fun and easy to use. In just a couple of minutes, you can get your entire team up and running, and with the intuitive user interface, employees will find their way in Slack immediately.
Your employees will be connected with each other at all times, making it easier than ever to work together, even if they’re on the other side of the world.